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Fire Ants

Phylum Arthropoda - Arthropods
Subphylum Hexapoda - Hexapods
Class Insecta - Insects
Order Hymenoptera - Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies
No Taxon Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps
Superfamily Formicoidea - Ants
Family Formicidae - Ants
Subfamily Myrmicinae
Tribe Solenopsidini
Genus Solenopsis - Fire Ants and Thief Ants
No Taxon Fire Ants

Species amblychila - Solenopsis amblychila
Species aurea - Solenopsis aurea
Species geminata - Solenopsis geminata
Species invicta - Red Imported Fire Ant
Species richteri - Black Imported Fire Ant
Species tennesseensis - Solenopsis tennesseensis
Species xyloni - Southern Fire Ant
No Taxon invicta X richteri
Species zeteki - Solenopsis zeteki