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Tropical Fire Ant (Solenopsis geminata) A Tropical Fire Ant and what appears to be mealybugs, however I'm not quite sure. Animalia,Animals,Ants,Caribbean,Insecta,Insects,Solenopsis geminata,Trinidad and Tobago,Tropical Fire Ant Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Tropical Fire Ant (Solenopsis geminata)

A Tropical Fire Ant and what appears to be mealybugs, however I'm not quite sure.

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  1. We once had a guide in Brazil wearing flipflops getting bitten by them, or at least I think it was the same species. Definitely woke him up in the morning :) Posted 19 days ago
    1. That sounds painful! I'm sure they were the same species actually; there are so many over here, their bites are painful and itchy, I get bitten a couple times a week by them. Posted 19 days ago
  2. Great photo, Wesley!

    This is our annoying invasive fire ant hybrid! They are so painful! I have to be extra careful when I'm using electrical equipment (particularly during moth week in the summer). These ants are attracted to them, so I've gotten many a MEAN sting!
    Solenopsis invicta x richteri They are quite aggressive (and painful) and are taking over our living area! At the disturbed edge of a dense mixed forest. Geotagged,Red imported fire ant,Solenopsis invicta,Solenopsis invicta x richteri,Summer,United States
    Posted 17 days ago, modified 17 days ago
    1. Thanks Lisa! Those ants sure do have a memorable sting, where I'm from, we get bitten (or rather stung) a couple times a day by them. People in my country have some remedies for the pain and itchiness such as coconut oil, aloe vera (which seems to be the cure for everything in my country), and even applying milk to the affected area...I have the best remedy however, which is to just leave them alone lol Posted 16 days ago

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Solenopsis geminata is a fire ant in the family Formicidae.

Species identified by Christine Young
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By Wesley Goorachan

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Uploaded May 24, 2021. Captured Feb 16, 2021 14:37.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • f/8.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO100
  • 50mm