Exotic Pest Reporting
Black Imported Fire Ant (IFA)
Black Imported Fire Ant (IFA) (Solenopsis richteri) is an insect pest of agricultural commodities. It is a native of South America and was first detected in Alabama in the 1930's.
This ant is a human health hazard due to its aggressive behavior and painful sting.
Visit the Imported Fire Ant program page for more information about this pest.
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