Tennessee 02/24/2017 Queen

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Re: Tennessee 02/24/2017 Queen

Post: # 17922Post Martialis
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:57 am

While this is true, I've seen them listed as native for Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Florida, and even up to Virginia. I wouldn't be surprised if they were wiped out, though.
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Re: Tennessee 02/24/2017 Queen

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Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:37 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:42 am
Martialis wrote:
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:22 am
Batspiderfish wrote:
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:59 am
All of the Solenopsis fire ants in the Eastern United States are invasive species. The native Solenopsis xyloni used to live in these places, but they have been completely eradicated by non-natives. Thankfully, you can still find them in the west.
Even Solenopsis geminata?
Solenopsis geminata is not from North America. The fire ants found in the Southeast US are almost always Solenopsis invicta.
why does antmaps.org say it is native?

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Re: Tennessee 02/24/2017 Queen

Post: # 17951Post Martialis
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:41 pm

floyd331 wrote:
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:37 pm
Batspiderfish wrote:
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:42 am
Martialis wrote:
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:22 am


Even Solenopsis geminata?
Solenopsis geminata is not from North America. The fire ants found in the Southeast US are almost always Solenopsis invicta.
why does antmaps.org say it is native?
Probably were at one point. Most likely wiped out by the invasive fire ants.
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Re: Tennessee 02/24/2017 Queen

Post: # 17952Post floyd331
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:32 pm

Thanks for all the info everyone!

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