Below are a list of questions and statements. Use information gathered from the
online resources to completely answer all the questions and statements.
- What are the two scientific names (genus species) given to the Red Imported Fire Ant?
- Of the two, which is the most accepted? Which is most proper?
- The RIFA is not indigenous to the United States. Define indigenous.
- Where is "home" for the RIFA?
- Where and when did the RIFA enter the United States?
- How did the RIFA enter the United States?
- What is the current distribution of RIFA in the United States?
- What is the average distance that RIFA spread in one year?
- Describe the two major reasons that RIFA's habitat has continued to spread throughout
the United States.
- In what ways could RIFA spread to areas of California without widespread infestation of
Arizona and New Mexico?
- List at least three methods currently being used to stop the spread of RIFA?