Red Imported Fire Ants

Red imported fire ant (RIFA) (Solenopsis invicta) is one of the worst invasive species to reach Australia’s shores, and continues to be the target of a national cost-shared eradication programs.

Identifying characters:

  • Workers are different sizes ranging from 2-5mm in length
  • Body is a reddish colour with shiny dark brown abdomen with stinger
  • Large eyes and 3 teeth at the front of the head
  • Petiole with 2 nodes, no spines on thorax
  • 10 segmented antennae with 2 segmented club
  • Extremely aggressive

Products to Use Red Imported Fire Ants

Instar

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