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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Red Imported Fire Ants Invade the Caribbean

Authors
item Davis Jr, Lloyd
item Vander Meer, Robert
item Porter, Sanford

Submitted to: Florida Entomologist
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: August 15, 2001
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: We present new records for Solenopsis invicta from the Bahama Islands (Abaco Island, Grand Bahama Island, and Gorda Cay) and the first records from the British Virgin Islands (Guana Island); the United States Virgin Islands (St. Croix, 2 sites); Antigua (4 sites); and the island of Trinidad. These records serve as a warning that this potentially damaging species is becoming widely distributed in the Caribbean.

Last Modified: 4/18/2014
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