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Oviposition and oogenesis in virgin fire ant females Solenopsis invicta are associated with a high level of dopamine in the brain
Abstract. In the fire ant Solenopsis invicta Buren, virgin females are capable of shedding their wings (dealation) and laying haploid eggs. However, dealation and reproduction are inhibited by a… Expand
Predation of the endangered California Least Tern, Sterna antillarum browni by the southern fire ant, Solenopsis xyloni (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)
The southern fire ant, Solenopsis xyloni (McCook), is capable of breaching and foraging on eggs of Coturnix Quail, Cotumix coturnix (L.), which are similar in size and egg shell thickness to… Expand
First Record of Pyramica epinotalis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) for the United States
- X. Chen, Joe A. Macgown, Benjamin J. Adams, K. Parys, R. Strecker, L. M. Hooper-Bùi
- 4 June 2012
Pyramica epinotalis is an arboreal dacetine ant previously known only from Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and southern Mexico. Here we report the first records of P. epinotalis for the United States.… Expand
Efficacy of bifenthrin treatment zones against red imported fire ant.
Exclusion of ants, particularly red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta (Buren), from homes, nursing facilities, hospitals, and electrical housings is an important strategy in urban and rural pest… Expand
Soil fertility and plant growth in soils from pine forests and plantations: Effect of invasive red imported fire ants Solenopsis invicta (Buren)
Summary Through nest building and foraging activities, ants alter physical properties and nutritional status of soils through structural modifications and nutrient accumulation. In turn, these… Expand
Efficacy of Bifenthrin Treatment Zones Against Red Imported Fire Ant
Abstract Exclusion of ants, particularly red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta (Buren), from homes, nursing facilities, hospitals, and electrical housings is an important strategy in urban and… Expand
Individual and Cooperative Food Transport of the Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Laboratory Observations
- Cai Wang, X. Chen, R. Strecker, G. Henderson, Xiujun Wen, L. M. Hooper-Bùi
- Journal of Insect Behavior
- 28 January 2016
The red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, is a significant urban and agricultural pest with a global distribution. However, the food transport patterns of S. invicta are poorly understood.… Expand
Species Diversity of Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Louisiana
Abstract More than four decades have passed since the completion of the checklist by Moser and Blum (1960) of the ants of Louisiana. This research represents a significant contribution to and an… Expand
Balancing benefits and damage from fire ants in pastures.