ID#: 4635
This is a close left lateral view of a red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, formerly known as Solenopsis saevissima var. richteri. This specimen was 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 Provider(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.