Search for Red Imported Fire Ants Solenopsis invicta Burren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in New South Wales, Australia during 2003/2004
B.C. DominiakA, P.S. GillespieB, M. KerrB, E.J. KellyC and R. McLennanD
A NSW Department of Primary Industries, Locked Bag 21, Orange, New South Wales 2800, Australia.
B NSW Department of Primary Industries, Orange Agricultural Institute, Forest Road, Orange, New South Wales 2800, Australia.
C NSW Department of Primary Industries, PO Box 1, Flemington, New South Wales 2129, Australia.
D NSW Department of Primary Industries, PO Box 823, Murwillumbah, New South Wales 2484, Australia.
A State-wide search for fire ants was undertaken in New South Wales during 2003/2004. There were 3805 site inspections and samples from the public, resulting in 1471 samples submitted for identification. A public awareness campaign was conducted using a generic brochure, field days and displays, and a toll free telephone number. No fire ants were found in NSW during the year.
Plant Protection Quarterly (2007) 22 (1) 14-16.