EPPO Global Database

Solenopsis invicta(SOLEIN)

Distribution details in Australia

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2010: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2001
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, under eradication (2017-05)
From CABI Pest map 745 (2010): Present, no details
Comments
First found in Brisbane in February 2001, but may have been present for ten years. Under eradication.
References
* IPPC website. Official Pest Reports
– Australia (2017-05-01). Red Imported Fire Ant (RIFA) in Queensland, Australia. https://www.ippc.int/en/countries/australia/pestreports/2010/02/red-imported-fire-ant-rifa-in-queensland-australia/