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Fire Ants MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Fire Ants
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.050.286.250
B01.050.500.131.617.720.500.500.875.205.500
Unique ID
D000097582
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000097582
Scope Note
Two members of ant genus Solenopsis in the family Formicidae, order Hymenoptera, accidentally introduced into the United States at Mobile, Alabama. Fire ants are now found in many states from California to Florida. Fire ant bites typically cause a burning sensation, welts and blisters but can cause systemic or life-threatening reactions.
Entry Term(s)
Black Imported Fire Ant
Imported Black Fire Ant
Imported Fire Ants
Imported Red Fire Ant
Red Imported Fire Ant
Solenopsis invicta
Solenopsis richteri
Related Numbers
txid13686
txid30203
Previous Indexing
Ants (1963-2023)
Public MeSH Note
2024
History Note
2024
Date Established
2024/01/01
Date of Entry
2023/07/26
Revision Date
2023/05/31
Fire Ants Preferred
Solenopsis richteri Narrower
Solenopsis invicta Narrower
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