FFAC "The Cleopatra Project" Art Catalogue August 7 2022

Little fire ant (LFA) / Electric ant Wasmannia auropunctata

A tiny fire moves up my arm, fiercely burning– flames rage for an hour

A global pest, little fire ants reach about 1/20 inch long and pack a very painful sting. They establish colonies under rocks and plant litter, as well as in homes and other structures. In Virginia, this ant has been observed only once – in Lee County. The stingers cannot penetrate skin on adult human hands, but they can sting human children, animals, and eyes. The sting causes severe pain for an hour and gradually subsides; an eye sting may remain painful for over 12 hours and also cause lasting eye damage. Seek immediate medical attention if allergic symptoms occur or if stung around the eye.

Pat Brodowski Electric Ants Fighting on the Head of a Pin Acrylic 12 x 12 $600


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