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Report of limited establishment of red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren in Arizona

Frank, W.A.

Southwestern Entomologist 13(4): 307-308

1988


ISSN/ISBN: 0147-1724
Accession: 001931832

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The formicid Solenopsis invicta is routinely distributed to new locations on nursery stock shipped from infested areas. Workers were found foraging in a greenhouse in Arizona, a state with no previous report of infestations, in August, 1986. The greenhouse had been abandoned for 3-4 weeks, and it seemed unlikely that the pest could have been carried over from an infested shipment.

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