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ID#:4635
Description:This is a Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta, formerly known as Solenopsis saevissima var. richteri.
The ant shown here is a major worker, the largest of all worker fire ants measuring 3-5mm in length. These larger ants act as defenders of their colony, and assist the minor workers in carrying food to their nest.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/Margaret Parsons
Creation Date:1965
Photo Credit:John Ridley, Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Building, Capitol Square, Atlanta, Georgia
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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