Red imported fire ant (RIFA) (Solenopsis invicta) is a native ant species of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. It has also established in Queensland, Australia. A single nest was discovered at Auckland International Airport, New Zealand in February 2001. The routes of entry of the Australian and the New Zealand incursions are unknown. More information at <a href="http://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/pests/red-imported-fire-ant">http://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/pests/red-imported-fire-ant</a>.
Red Imported Fire Ant - Release Assessment (August 2002)
Importing, Overview, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Australia, Import Health Standards