An Overview of the Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Mainland China

@inproceedings{Zhang2007AnOO,
  title={An Overview of the Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Mainland China},
  author={Runzhi Zhang and Yingchao Li and Ningwu Liu and Sanford D. Porter},
  year={2007}
}
Abstract The red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren is a serious invasive insect that is native to South America. Its presence was officially announced in mainland China in Jan 2005. To date, it has been identified in 4 provinces in mainland China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Fujian) in a total of 31 municipal districts. The total area reported to be infested by S. invicta in late 2006 was about 7,120 ha, mainly in Guangdong Province (6,332 ha). Most of the reported human stings are in… 

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