Fire ant control research

Fire ant control research

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Credit: PEGGY GREB/US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Fire ant control research. Entomologist collecting infected fire ants (Solenopsis sp.) from a colony decimated by the fire ant pathogen Thelohania solenopsae. Thelohania solenopsae is a species of parasitic protozoan that is being investigated as a potential biological control agent to limit the destructive effects of imported fire ants. Photographed at the South American Biological Control Laboratory (SABCL), Hurlingham, Argentina.

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