Caption: Little fire ant (Wasmania auropunctata). A small dark brown ant approximately 2mm long. It lives in soil and under logs and other forest debris. The head exoskeleton is grooved. This pest can cause a painful sting. It is one of the invasive species recently found in Hawaii that threatens Hawaii's native fauna and flora. They especially attack and eat other ant species. A total of 44 ant species have been found in the Hawaiian Islands. None of these ants are native. They were all accidentally introduced by humans.
Magnification*: x12
Type: SEM
Copyright 2004 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Keywords: 01.01.04,21015bw,Ant,ant pest,ants,b/w,human pest,inbertebrates,insect,insects,introduced species,invertebrate,little fire ant,pest,Wasmania auropunctata,SEM