[Digital focus stacking] Solenopsis geminata is one of several species that are known as ?fire ants?. The original distribution of these species is the (sub)tropical part of the New World but with the help of humans they have been introduced to almost all tropical regions of the world. .Solenopsis geminata feeds on almost anything. Their diet includes seeds which they gather and store in their nests. Workers of Solenopsis geminata are of various sizes ranging from 3-5 mm. The picture shows the head of a major worker with its massive mandibles. These mandibles are used to open seeds..Fire ants are famous for their potent sting. The sting can produce an immediate, intense pain followed by red swelling. In Brazil fire ants are locally known as ?Formiga-lava-pé? which roughly translates into ?Wash-your-feet-ant?. The description is spot on. You will understand if you find yourself standing on or near a nest of these ants. Picture was taken in cooperation with the "Staatl. Museum für Naturkunde Karlsruhe".
- SMNK / Solvin Zankl
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