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Author(s):Wright, Russell E.; Reinert, James A.; Dickinson, Sancho III
Author Affiliation:Wright: Department of Entomology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK; Reinert: Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, The Texas A & M System, Research and Extension Center; Dickinson: Plant Industry & Consumer Services, State of Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Oklahoma City, OK
Title:Distribution of the red imported fire ant in Oklahoma
Section:Pests and pest management: B. Insects
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Source:Texas Turfgrass Research - 1997. December 1997, p. [1-5].
# of Pages:5
Publishing Information:College Station, TX: Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
Series:Texas Turfgrass Consolidated Progress Reports TURF-97-1 thru
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Solenopsis invicta; Geographical distribution; Pest profile; Distribution patterns; Population dynamics; Dispersion
Abstract/Contents:"The red imported fire ant (RIFA) was first reported from southern Oklahoma in 1985 from McCurtain County and by the end of the summer 3 additional counties were infested. From 1985 through 1990 RIFA colonies were reported from 9 additional counties, but were well established only in McCurtain, Bryan, Marshall and Love Counties, with isolated pockets in Jefferson County. By 1989, infestations had been reported in major metropolitan areas of the State; Fort Sill in Comanche County, Oklahoma City and its suburbs in Canadian County and Tulsa in Tulsa County. From 1991 through the fall of 1996, RIFA colonies were reported from a total of 25 counties in the State, with the most northern infestations reported from Blaine, Logan, Payne and Tulsa Counties. Despite many complaints received in 1996, it is apparent that RIFA is well established in only 9 counties comprising a strip along the Red River. All of the more northern infestations were probably due to the transportation of nursery stock or other materials from further south. The pattern of distribution along major north-south highways suggests that most of the northern introductions have been by vehicles inadvertently moving RIFA colonies."
Geographic Terms:Oklahoma
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Wright, R. E., J. A. Reinert, and S. III Dickinson. 1997. Distribution of the red imported fire ant in Oklahoma. Tex Turfgrass Res. p. [1-5].
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