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|[Trager, 1991 PDF: 173 incorrectly gave Solenopsis wagneri as an unavailable name; the name is available and has priority over Solenopsis invicta, see note under Solenopsis wagneri.].|
|Solenopsis invicta conserved over Solenopsis wagneri because of usage, in accord with ICZN (1999): Shattuck, Porter & Wojcik, 1999: 27.|
An aggressive tramp species, invasive outdoors in warmer climates. Dispersed with tropical plants, and in sod from southern states brought into ILLINOIS.
|Solenopsis invicta||Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 36, (download)||36||21367|
|Solenopsis invicta||Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download)||-1||21008|
Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in urban garden, 5 times found in desert scrub, 1 times found in mangrove swamp, 1 times found in open area in oak woodland, 1 times found in Pond edge in pine flatwoods, 1 times found in beach margin, 1 times found in coastal dune remant, 1 times found in Shaded lawn, 2 times found in hammock, 1 times found in mesic forest, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times pitfall trap, 1 times efn Passiflora incarnata, 1 times nest under rock, 2 times leaf litter, 1 times ground nest, 1 times colony floating on water, solenopsis another colony as above (1720) times palm/oak hammock, 1734, solenopsis small crater in sand, queen 5-10cm down. times palm/oak hammock, 1720, sol times Luer house, mangrove-lined bay edge, backed by hammock on shell mound. 1709.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times search, 1 times direct collection, 8 times Ground nest, 5 times pitfall trap, 5 times Ground forager, 2 times Davis leaf litter sifting, 2 times Winkler, 1 times hand collecting, 2 times Mound colony, 0 times ant bait trap, 2 times Nest under stone, ...
Elevations: collected from 1 - 1515 meters, 189 meters average