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Species: Solenopsis globularia   (Smith, 1858) 


Classification:
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Solenopsis globularia_cf

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Myrmica globularia Smith, 1858a PDF: 131 (w.q.m.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Solenopsis: Roger, 1863b: 32; in Solenopsis (Euophthalma): Creighton, 1930b PDF: 110.
Material of the unavailable name Solenopsis curta referred here by Creighton, 1930b PDF: 110.

Distribution:

   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists) Species is native to: Nearctic, Neotropical bioregions (based on species list records).

Afrotropical Region: Saint Helena, Senegal
Nearctic Region: United States
Neotropical Region: Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Galapagos Islands, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Martinique, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, United States Virgin Islands, Venezuela
Oceania Region: French Polynesia, Hawaii

Distribution Notes:

Oahu, Hawaii

Biology:

Natural History:

Solenopsis globularia prefers seasonally dry habitats in Costa Rica. I found a nest under a stone in the oak forest of Santa Rosa National Park, and I found a nest in epiphytic soil on a tree trunk near Lagartos, on the road to Monteverde. These are the only two Costa Rican collections I have seen.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Solenopsis globularia   Forel, A., 1893, Formicides de l'Antille St. Vincent. Récoltées par Mons. H. H. Smith., Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1893, pp. 333-418: 395-396, (download) 395-396 3948
Solenopsis globularia   Forel, A., 1908, Fourmis de Costa-Rica, récoltées par M. Paul Biolley., Bulletin de la Societe Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles 44, pp. 35-72: 45, (download) 45 4014

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in 2nd growth dry forest, 6 times found in garden, 5 times found in beach, 1 times found in urban grassland, 3 times found in dry forest, 1 times found in tropical dry forest, 2 times found in Urban, 1 times found in agricultural area near forest, 1 times found in mangrove swamp, 2 times found in trees, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times at bait, 1 times on sandy ground, 4 times ex soil, 2 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times nest under stone, 1 times collected in log/stump, 1 times crater nest in sand, 1 times Under stone, 1 times strays, 1 times nest under epiphytes, 1 times nest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times hand collection, 1 times bait, 00 times collected at tuna/honey bait station, 9, 3 times search, 1 times maxiWinkler, 1 times baiting, 1 times Hand, 1 times Winkler, 1 times En cebo de miel, 1 times pan trap, 1 times Pitfall trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 2 - 475 meters, 112 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Solenopsis globularia pacifica var. rubida: castype00447; syntype of Solenopsis globularia: casent0902338; syntype of Solenopsis globularia pacifica: castype00446; syntype of Solenopsis globularia lucayensis curta: casent0908833; syntype of Solenopsis globularia mobilensis: casent0913898



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