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Licence: 
All rights reserved.
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

To sting, a fire ant first bites her target with her mandibles. The bite anchors her in place and provides leverage to insert the stinger. The bite itself is harmless, it is the subsequent sting that carries the venom and the pain. (Austin, Texas)

Creator: 
Alexander L. Wild
Taxonomic name: 
Image Provider: 
Alex Wild
Original Date and Time: 
Thursday, January 1, 1970 - 2:50am
Capture Device: 
Canon EOS 20D
Further Information URL: 
http://www.alexanderwild.com
World Region: 
Northern America
Country: 
United States
Sublocation: 
Austin, Texas
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith