Native to South America, fire ants are considered as oe of the greatest biosecurity threats to Australia. Distinguished by their coppery-brown heads and bodies, with a darker abdomen. They are easily moved as a contaminant in fodder and a variety of soil mediums.

Fire ants are currently not located in the Wide Bay Burnett and is targeted for prevention under the Wide Bay Burnett Regional Biosecurity Strategy 2017-2022.

Fire ant (Queensland Government)

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