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EENY-410: European Fire Ant, Red Ant (suggested common names), Myrmica rubra Linnaeus (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae)

Figure 2. Adult worker of the European fire ant, Myrmica rubra Linnaeus. Notice the sting, the two-segmented "waist" and the two spines on the propodeum.

Credit: E. Groden, University of Maine