Solenopsis richteri

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The black imported fire ant (Solenopsis richteri), or simply BIFA, is a species of ant in the genus Solenopsis (fire ants). The species is native to South America, but has been introduced to North America. In the United States, the official assessment is that BIFA are limited to extreme northeast Mississippi, northwest Alabama and a few southern counties in Tennessee, though this may reflect under-estimation of their range. As of April 2013 their range has been found as far north as the tidewater area of Virginia, and as of July 2016 they have been reported near coastal South Carolina.

 

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Queen Ant
  • Nuptial Flight Time : Use: ant-mating-chart
  • Colony Founding : Fully Clausteral
  • *gynous Polygynous
  • Brood Boostable: There is no need to brood boost, the colonies grow very fast
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  • Nanitics Appear After :

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  • Difficulty : Hard
  • Typical Colony Size :
  • Polymorphic : Yes
  • Ant Length :
  • Temperament : Very agressive
  • Suggested Feeding Schedule :
  • Hazards : These ants sting. Not rccomended for newbies or young children
  • Colony Growth Rate :
  • Egg To Worker 3-4 weeks
  • Circadian Activity : Diurnal
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  • Heating Pad Required :
  • Can Climb Smooth Surfaces
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  • Invasive/Pest Invasive - USA
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  • Native Location : antmaps.org
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  • Scientific Information: antwiki.org

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