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Solenopsis invicta

Solenopsis invicta

To sting, a fire ant first bites her target with her mandibles. The bite anchors her in place and provides leverage to insert the stinger. The bite itself is harmless, it is the subsequent sting that carries the venom and the pain.

Austin, Texas, USA

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