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Fire Ant

Fire ants have different sizes of workers and two nodes. The red imported fire ant, the imported fire ant, and the mature Southern Fire ant all have painful stings. All three species of fire ants are found in southern states. They usually build mounds outdoors in sunny areas, and the ants are very aggressive. People may be sensative to fire ant venom. Colonies can grow to hundres of thousands.

Fire Ant Identification Information
Crematogaster sp.
 A red imported fire ant
1/8 inch
1/4 inch

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