Little Fire Ant, Wasmannia auropunctata (Roger) (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
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Brooks, Shawn, and J. C. Nickerson. 2002. “Little Fire Ant, Wasmannia Auropunctata (Roger) (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae): EENY139/IN296, 6/2000”. EDIS 2002 (9). Gainesville, FL.


Prior to the advent of chlorinated hydrocarbons, organophosphates, and carbamates the little fire ant, Wasmannia auropunctata (Roger), was a problem in Florida. The use of persistent pesticide chemicals reduced the populations of the ants until they were no longer a menace. With the reduction in the use of these persistent pesticide chemicals populations of little fire ants have been allowed to increase, and in some areas, to develop into a serious problem.  This document is EENY-139 (originally published as DPI Entomology Circular No. 248), one of a series of Featured Creatures from the Entomology and Nematology Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Published: June 2000.
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