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The red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta; distribution and habitat in Mato Grosso, Brazil

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1974
Authors:Allen, GE, Buren, WF, Williams, RN, de Menezes, M, Whitcomb, WH
Journal:Annals of the Entomological Society of America
Volume:67
Pagination:43-46
Date Published:01/1974
Abstract:

A 17-day trip was made through the States of São Paulo, Mato Grosso, Rondônia Territory, Goiás, and Minas Gerais, Brazil, to study the Solenopsis saevissima (Smith) complex. Special emphasis was on the distribution and ecology of Solenopsis invicta Buren. S. invicta was established in an area bordered by Cáceres, Rondonópolis, Chapada, and Terenos in the State of Mato Grosso, and was also found at Pôrto Velho, Rondônia Territory. Active colonies were present only in moist or protected areas. This study reconfirmed a previous postulation that areas of Mato Grosso were a part of the homeland of S. invicta, the ''red imported fire ant'' of southeastern United States.

Alternate Journal:Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am.
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