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Tropical fire ant (362) Print Fact Sheet

Relates to: Ants


Common Name

Tropical fire ant, tropical red fire ant, ginger ant, red ant.

Scientific Name

Solenopsis geminata

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from CABI Solenopsis geminata (tropical fire ant) (2017) Crop Protection Compendium. (; and Pacific Invasive Ant Toolkit. (; and Selonopsis geminata. AntWik. (; and AntWeb. (; and from Solenopsis geminata (2018) Global Invasive Species Database.( Photo 1 Simon Hinkley & Ken Walker (2001) Tropical fire ant (Solenopsis geminata). Museum of Victoria. PaDIL - ( Photos 2-5 Tracy Smith (2005) Tropical fire ant (Solenopsis geminata). Department of Agriculture Western Australia. PaDIL - (

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islandsction, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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