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Tropical Fire Ant

Solenopsis geminata

Solenopsis geminata is a fire ant in the family Formicidae.
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Distribution

This species is native to the New World, including the Caribbean islands such as Puerto Rico. It has spread world-wide, in some cases to environments where the conditions are unfavorable for this species to survive outdoors such as Winnipeg, Canada.

Reproduction

The colonies of S. geminata can either be monogyne, each containing a single queen ant, or polygyne, containing many reproductively-active queen ants.

Food

S. geminata is omnivorous, but among the fire ants is known more as a seed-feeding species.

References:

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderHymenoptera
FamilyFormicidae
GenusSolenopsis
SpeciesSolenopsis geminata
Photographed in
Trinidad and Tobago