Southern Fire Ant

Solenopsis xyloni

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The southern fire ant (Solenopsis xyloni), also known as the Californian fire ant or cotton ant,:89 is a stinging fire ant native to southern parts of the United States. Its behaviour is similar to the red imported fire ant (S. invicta), although its sting is less painful. It has a broad and opportunistic diet, and will store seeds in its nest and eat honeydew collected from other insects.:91

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