Medical Dictionary

imported fire ant

imported fire ant

noun im·port·ed fire ant \im-ˈprt-əd-ˈfī(ə)r-ˌant\


:  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 United States, are agricultural pests, and can inflict stings requiring medical attention

Illustration of IMPORTED FIRE ANT

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