This observation was made shortly after a heavy rain shower. As is often the case, the rainfall brought the earthworms to the surface where many of them made their way to the nearby sidewalk. After the rains passed and the sun came out, a number of these earthworm were stranded on the concrete and soon died due to the heat of the sun.
The fire ants followed close behind to take advantage of these easy meals.
|Date||–||September 9, 2007|
|Time of Day||–||Afternoon|
|Temperature||–||Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C)|
|Habitat||–||Residential – Single Family|
|Type of Behavior||–||Feeding|
|Main Article||–||Red Imported Fire Ant||Observation Location|