Solenopsis invicta publications

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The most well studied ant in the world, at least in terms of publications that focus on or include this ant in their studies. Here is a page that contains a (very incomplete!) list of publications that include information and findings about Solenopsis invicta.


  • Acosta-Avalos, D., A. T. Pinho, J. D. Barbosa, and N. Belova. 2015. Alternating Magnetic Fields of 60 Hz Affect Magnetic Orientation and Magnetosensitivity of Fire Ants. Journal of Insect Behavior. 28:664-673. doi:10.1007/s10905-015-9534-0
  • Allen, C. and S. M. Valles. 2015. Successful transcription but not translation or assembly of Solenopsis invicta virus 3 in a baculovirus-driven expression system. Florida Entomologist. 98(3):943-949. doi:10.1653/024.098.0321
  • Cheng, S. J., L. Zeng, and Y. J. Xu. 2015. Mutualism Between Fire Ants and Mealybugs Reduces Lady Beetle Predation. Journal of Economic Entomology. 108:1560-1569. doi:10.1093/jee/tov117
  • Fu, J. T., L. Tang, W. S. Li, K. Wang, D. M. Cheng, and Z. X. Zhang. 2015. Fumigant Toxicity and Repellence Activity of Camphor Essential Oil from Cinnamonum camphora Siebold Against Solenopsis invicta Workers (Hymenoptera:Formicidae). Journal of Insect Science. 15. doi:10.1093/jisesa/iev112
  • Oi, D. H., S. D. Porter, and S. M. Valles. 2015. A review of the biological control of fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News. 21:101-116.
  • Porter, S. D., S. M. Valles, and J. M. Gavilanez-Slone. 2015. Long-term efficacy of two cricket and two liver diets for rearing laboratory fire ant colonies (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Solenopsis invicta). Florida Entomologist. 98(3):991-993. doi:10.1653/024.098.0334
  • Qiu, H. L., L. H. Lu, Q. X. Shi, C. C. Tu, T. Lin, and Y. R. He. 2015. Differential necrophoric behaviour of the ant Solenopsis invicta towards fungal-infected corpses of workers and pupae. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 105:607-614. doi:10.1017/s0007485315000528
  • Reed, J. J., R. T. Puckett, and R. E. Gold. 2015. Induced Effects on Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Forager Size Ratios by Pseudacteon spp. (Diptera: Phoridae): Implications on Bait Size Selection. Environmental Entomology. 44:1407-1416. doi:10.1093/ee/nvv118
  • Tian, Y. Q., D. M. Cheng, and Z. X. Zhang. 2015. Bioactivity of Cicuta virosa L. var. latisecta Celak. (Umbelliferae: Cicutal) against Red Imported Fire Ant under Laboratory and Field Conditions. Sociobiology. 62:351-355. doi:10.13102/sociobiology.v62i3.460
  • Valles, S. M. and S. D. Porter. 2015. Dose response of red imported fire ant colonies to Solenopsis invicta virus 3. Archives of Virology. 160:2407-2413. doi:10.1007/s00705-015-2520-1
  • Wang, L. and J. Chen. 2015. Fatty Amines from Little Black Ants, Monomorium minimum, and Their Biological Activities Against Red Imported Fire Ants, Solenopsis invicta. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 41:708-715. doi:10.1007/s10886-015-0609-3
  • Wang, L., B. Elliott, X. Jin, L. Zeng, and J. Chen. 2015. Antimicrobial properties of nest volatiles in red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta (hymenoptera: formicidae). The Science of Nature. 102:1-4. doi:10.1007/s00114-015-1316-1
  • Wang, L., L. Zeng, and J. Chen. 2015. Impact of imidacloprid on new queens of imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Scientific Reports. 5. doi:10.1038/srep17938


  • Huang, Y., S. Zhu, D. Tan, L. Zeng, L. Wang, and Y. Xu. 2016. Aggression of Solenopsis invicta towards other ants is not affected by colony rafting. Asian Myrmecology. 8:107-110. doi:10.20362/am.008007


  • Kafle, L. and C. J. Shih. 2017. Insecticidal Activities of Compounds from Sweet Flag (Acorus calamus) against Red Imported Fire Ants Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology. 64:398-403. doi:10.13102/sociobiology.v64i4.1867
  • Pan, F. X., Y. Y. Lu, and L. Wang. 2017. Toxicity and sublethal effects of sulfoxaflor on the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 139:377-383. doi:10.1016/j.ecoenv.2017.02.014


  • Roeder, K. A., D. V. Roeder, and M. Kaspari. 2018. The role of temperature in competition and persistence of an invaded ant assemblage. Ecological Entomology. 43:774-781. doi:10.1111/een.12663


  • Kim, J. H., Y. Park, W. J. Kim, A. Y. Kim, P. Nguyen, D. P. Lyu, H. S. Lee, and Y. H. Koh. Developing molecular diagnostics for detection of red imported fire ants using two genes, Sinv11108 and Sinv11977. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 2019;e21610:13 pages. doi:10.1002/arch.21610
  • Pandey, M., K. M. Addesso, R. S. Archer, S. M. Valles, F. Baysal-Gurel, P. F. Ganter, N. N. Youssef, and J. B. Oliver. 2019. Worker Size, Geographical Distribution, and Introgressive Hybridization of Invasive Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Tennessee. Environmental Entomology. 48:727-732. doi:10.1093/ee/nvz023