imported fire ant
noun Date: circa 1949 either of two mound-building South American fire ants (Solenopsis richteri and S. invicta) introduced into the southeastern United States that are agricultural pests and can produce stings requiring medical attention

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • imported fire ant — im·port·ed fire ant im pȯrt əd fī(ə)r .ant n either of two mound building So. American fire ants of the genus Solenopsis (S. invicta and S. richteri) that have been introduced into the southeastern U.S., are agricultural pests, and can inflict… …   Medical dictionary

  • imported fire ant — noun : either of two mound building South American fire ants of the genus Solenopsis (S. invicta and S. richteri) that have been introduced into the southeastern U.S., are agricultural pests, and can inflict stings requiring medical attention …   Useful english dictionary

  • Red imported fire ant — Taxobox name = Red imported fire ant regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Hymenoptera familia = Formicidae tribus = Solenopsidini genus = Solenopsis species = S. invicta binomial = Solenopsis invicta binomial authority …   Wikipedia

  • Black imported fire ant — Taxobox name = Black imported fire ant status = secure regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Hymenoptera subordo = Apocrita superfamilia = Vespoidea familia = Formicidae subfamilia = Myrmicinae tribus = Solenopsidini… …   Wikipedia

  • fire ant — ant n any ant of the genus Solenopsis esp IMPORTED FIRE ANT * * * 1. any ant of the genus Solenopsis. 2. any ant with a fierce sting …   Medical dictionary

  • Fire ant — Taxobox image caption = Solenopsis queens and workers image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Hymenoptera subordo = Apocrita familia = Formicidae subfamilia = Myrmicinae tribus = Solenopsidini genus =… …   Wikipedia

  • fire ant — any of several omnivorous ants, as the migrant Solenopsis geminata originating in tropical and subtropical South America, having a sting that produces a burning sensation. [1790 1800] * * * Any of a genus (Solenopsis) of insects in the ant family …   Universalium

  • fire ant — noun Date: 1796 any of a genus (Solenopsis) of fiercely stinging omnivorous ants; especially imported fire ant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Southern fire ant — Taxobox name = Southern fire ant regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Hymenoptera familia = Formicidae genus = Solenopsis species = S. xyloni binomial = Solenopsis xyloni binomial authority = McCook, 1879The Southern… …   Wikipedia

  • Ant — For other uses, see Ant (disambiguation). Ants Temporal range: 130–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

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