Solenopsis (genus)

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Solenopsis richteri
Author(s): Natasha Wright, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
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Solenopsis Westwood, 1840 - (fire ants)

The genus contains around 200 species, several are invasive and have become major pests, biting humans, feeding on cereal seeds and interfering with agricultural activities. Nests are often build in open fields. The workers are about 2-6 mm long and mostly reddish brown.

For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.

Note:
The above literature lists deal only with pest aspects of the genus Solenopsis. For literature on the beneficial aspects of this genus see:


Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: