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Description:This image depicts a dorsal view of an imported ”worker” fire ant, Solenopsis saevissima var. richteri.
The fire ant Solenopsis saevissima, is a native to South America, and was introduced to the United States through the importation of agricultural products. The name “fire ant” is due to the fact that their bite causes a severe burning sensation.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Margaret Parsons/ Donated by John Ridley, Dept. of Agriculture, Agriculture Bldg, Capitol Square, Atlanta, GA
Creation Date:1965
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CDC Organization
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