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Invasion and Range Expansion of Imported Fire Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in North America from 1918-1995
A native of South America, imported fire ants were first detected in this country in Mobile, AL around 1918 and had expanded its range to include a total of 114,098,722 ha in all or part of 670 counties/parishes in 11 states and Puerto Rico in 1995. Expand
The Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): An Historical Perspective of Treatment Programs and the Development of Chemical Baits for Control
The major ant pest in the southern United States in the early 1900s was the Argentine ant Linepithema humile (Mayr), so there was little concern when imported fire ants were detected in and around Mobile, AL, by Loding (1929). Expand
Colony Founding by Queens of the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta
The method by which newly mated queens of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, found new colonies was investigated and optimum temperature was found to be between 27.5 and 32°C. Expand
Growth and Development of Colonies of the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta
A study of new colonies of Solenopsis invicta Buren showed that from their inception in early May until fall when weather stops development, the colonies had grown from a single queen and 15–20Expand
Seasonal Studies of an Isolated Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Population in Eastern Tennessee
Seasonal studies on a 1,200-ha isolated infestation of Solenopsis invicta Buren located in McMinn County, TN, were initiated in 1993 and continued through 1997 and data collected over four winters indicate that consecutive days at a low ambient air maximum temperature is more indicative of S. Invicta winter survivability than minimum temperature. Expand
Seasonal Trends in Effectiveness of Hydramethylnon (AMDRO) and Fenoxycarb (LOGIC) for Control of Red Imported Fire Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Hydramethylnon (AMDRO) and fenoxycarb (LOGIC) baits applied monthly (June 1989–May 1990) for control of red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta Buren, resulted in seasonal trends in rates ofExpand
Effects of Mirex on the General Ant Fauna of a Treated Area in Louisiana
The effect of a mirex bait treatment was studied on 14 common ants in Washington Parish, southeastern Louisiana. The most noticeable effect was the suppression for 1 year of the red imported fireExpand
Inquilines and Other Arthropods Collected from Nests of the Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis saevissima richteri
Fifty-two species of arthropods were collected from nests of the imported fire ant, Solenopsis saevissima richteri Forel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), between June 1968 and August 1969. Based onExpand
Regional Variation in the Seasonal Activity of the Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis saevissima richteri
Threshold levels for various types of activity were found to be uniformly temperature-dependent in all parts of the range of the imported fire ant, Solenopsis saevissima richteri Forel. Expand