All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Fire Ants</strong>
<em>Solenopsis invicta</em>
Munson, FL
March 16, 2008

I wanted to get a photo of fire ants for this site, so I stuck a pine needle in a mound. Within seconds, the sandy mound erupted in angry ants! They quickly attacked...
Fire Ants
Solenopsis invicta
Munson, FL
March 16, 2008

I wanted to get a photo of fire ants for this site, so I stuck a pine needle in a mound. Within seconds, the sandy mound erupted in angry ants! They quickly attacked the pine needle (see next photo). Better that than my leg! :) Fire ants bite and sting, injecting a venom called solenopsin which can cause serious allergic reaction in sensitive people.

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