Fire ants in Australia: a new medical and ecological hazard

  title={Fire ants in Australia: a new medical and ecological hazard},
  author={Keith I McCubbin and John M. Weiner},
  journal={Medical Journal of Australia},

Putting the quantitative into qualitative Import Risk Assessments

1 This report considers ways of reconciling qualitative and quantitative import risk as2 sessment methods. There is a current view within some quarters that the use of these 3 approaches requires a

Do ants ( Hymenoptera : Formicidae ) need conservation and does ant conservation need genetics ?

It seems that many ant populations have problems with respect to the "50 / 500" rule for Ne to escape extinction, and connectivity of populations seems to be decisive for the amount of genetic variation in ant populations, with small and isolated populations being depauperate of genetic diversity.

Putative native source of the invasive fire ant Solenopsis invicta in the USA

This attempt to identify the source(s) of the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) in the southern USA utilizing data from three classes of genetic markers and employing Bayesian clustering simulations, assignment and exclusion tests, and phylogenetic and population genetic analyses concludes that the Mesopotamia flood plain near Formosa, Argentina represents the most probable source region.

Toxicity and Sublethal Effects of Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale) Bulb Powder on Red Imported Fire Ants (Solenopsis invicta)

Results for the first time show that powder derived from autumn crocus bulbs could potentially be a botanical pesticide for controlling RIFAs, and application of such a product could be ecologically benign due to its rapid biodegradation in the environment.

Comparison of Clinical Manifestations, Treatments, and Outcomes between Vespidae Sting and Formicidae Sting Patients in the Emergency Department in Taiwan

Comparisons of clinical characteristics of Formicidae sting patients with those of the most serious and common group, Vespidae sting Patients, in an emergency department (ED) in Taiwan found that Formic family sting patients had more complications and higher rates of admission, especially with anaphylactic reaction.

Efficacy of the InvictDetectTM Immunostrip® to Taxonomically Identify the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta, Using A Single Worker Ant

Though InvictDetectTM requires a minimum of three worker ants, the test improves upon current identification methods because it can be conducted in the field, be completed in 10–30 min, and requires no special training or expertise.


Natural isolates of baculoviruses (as well as other dsDNA viruses) generally consist of homogenous or heterogenous populations of genotypes. The number and positions of single nucleotide

Evaluation of a lateral flow immunoassay for field identification of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Australia

The fire ant LFA appears to be suitable for use in Australia for rapid confirmation of potential new detections of S. invicta.