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EENY-195: Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae)

Figure 16. Queens of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren. The one on the right is from a polygyne colony and is infected with the microsporidian protozoan Thelohania solenopsae. The one on the left is a healthy queen from a monogyne colony.

Credit: Lyle J. Buss, UF/IFAS