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

<strong>Fire ant queen and workers</strong>
<em>Solenopsis</em> spp.
Milton, FL
Dec. 26, 2008

Unlike many other colonial insects that will tolerate only one queen, Fire ants can have more than one reproductive female. Each queen can live 6 - 7 ye...
Fire ant queen and workers
Solenopsis spp.
Milton, FL
Dec. 26, 2008

Unlike many other colonial insects that will tolerate only one queen, Fire ants can have more than one reproductive female. Each queen can live 6 - 7 years and lay up to 1,500 eggs per day! This queen is probably leaving the nest to start a new colony.

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