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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 et al., 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, 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, 1 times colony floating on water, 2 times nest under stone, 1 times nest under rock, 2 times mound colony, 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, 28 times direct collection, 8 times search, 13 times Berlese funnel, 7 times pitfall trap, 7 times blacklight, 5 times tuna bait, 3 times beating, 3 times Malaise trap, 2 times ant bait trap, 1 times hand collecting, ...
Elevations: collected from 1 - 1800 meters, 186 meters average