Southern Fire Ant

The worker has a reddish—yellow head and thorax, and the abdomen is dark brown.

Nests are irregular mounds in loose soil, under stones, or in the masonry of houses. Nests can cover an area of several square feet.

Colony. Swarms occur from April to October, colonies     are usually large. Food includes meat, grease, and oily nuts.

Habits. This native fire ant will become aggressive and sting when the nest is disturbed.

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