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Species: Solenopsis invicta   Buren, 1972 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Solenopsis invicta Buren, 1972 PDF: 9, fig. 2 (w.q.m.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Junior synonym of Solenopsis wagneri: Bolton, 1995b: 388.
[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 et al., 1999: 27.
See also: Rhoades, 1977: 1; Smith, 1979: 1386.

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Distribution:

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

Nearctic Region: United States
Neotropical Region: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Boquerón, Caaguazú, Canindeyú, Central, Guairá, Ñeembucú, Paraguarí, Pte. Hayes

Biology:

An aggressive tramp species, invasive outdoors in warmer climates. Dispersed with tropical plants, and in sod from southern states brought into ILLINOIS.

Comments:

Introduced species.

Notes:

(Dutch vernacular name: rode vuurmier)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in urban garden, 17 times found in BLack Belt Prairie, 16 times found in nest in dolomite glade, 9 times found in sand bar beside creek, 8 times found in plant nursery, 8 times found in nest under a piece of wood in dolomite glade, 5 times found in desert scrub, 7 times found in dolomite glade, 6 times found in field at edge of parking lot, 0 times found in pitcher plant bog, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times ground nest, 5 times pitfall trap, 5 times ground forager, 5 times leaf litter, 1 times efn Passiflora incarnata, 2 times nest under stone, 1 times nest under rock, 2 times mound colony, 1 times colony floating on water, 1 times pine oak woods, solenopsis another colony as above (1720) times palm/oak hammock, 1734, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 0 times Lindgren funnel baited with Typosan and alpha pinene, 8 times search, 18 times direct collection, 13 times Berlese funnel, 7 times pitfall trap, 7 times blacklight, 5 times tuna bait, 3 times beating, 3 times Malaise trap, 0 times brown sugar/yeast bait, 2 times sweeping, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1515 meters, 186 meters average

Type specimens: paratype of Solenopsis invicta: casent0902350; syntype of Solenopsis saevissima wagneri: casent0913949



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