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Key to Identifying Common Household Ants


Southern fire ant

2 teeth of the southern fire ant

Identifying characterisitcs

The number of teeth on the front of the head distinguish southern fire ants from red imported fire ants. Southern fire ants have 2 teeth and red imported fire ants have 3.

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