Fire Ant Biology

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Ant stages
Ant developmental stages

Fire Ant Habitat

Imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), are social insects that usually produce hills or mounds in open areas where …

Life in a Fire Ant Family

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(Note: Some of the material in this section is adapted from IPMWorld)


Developmental stages of imported
fire ant. Click on image to enlarge.

There are many different kinds …

Fire Ant Morphology, Reproduction, and Development

If it were it not for the painful experiences associated with fire ants, most people might find these creatures fascinating. Their life cycle and social behavior are surprisingly complex.

Habitat:  Fire Ant Colony

A mature fire ant moundA new fire ant colony forming

Fire ants live in colonies in …