Fire Ant Larvae in Southwest Austin in Winter

We found this big fire ant pile full of larvae while walking at the Circle C metropolitan park in a warm winter.

Life Cycle of Fire Ants: The eggs, which are only produced by the queen, hatch into legless larvae that must be constantly cared for by the workers. The larvae undergo four molts before entering the pupal stage, and ultimately emerging as adults.

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One Response to Fire Ant Larvae in Southwest Austin in Winter

  1. Julie says:

    Wow, it is amazing and gross at the same time.

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