Red Imported Fire Ant

Red Imported Fire Ant (Photo by Alex Wild - www.alexanderwild.com)

The red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) is a formidable foe wherever it establishes a colony. The RIFA is between 1/16 to 1/4-inch in length, reddish-brown in color and extremely aggressive in behavior.

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  • This image of the Red Imported Fire Ant is attributed to Alex Wild, and used with permission. http://www.alexanderwild.com.
    Red Imported Fire Ant

    Source: Center for Invasive Species Research

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    Red Imported Fire Ant Pest Sheet

    Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture - Plant Pest Diagnostics Center

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RIFA images courtesy of Alex Wild at alexanderwild.com