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Species: Solenopsis bicolor   (Emery, 1906) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Carebarella bicolor Emery, 1906c PDF: 138 (q.) ARGENTINA (Misiones). Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Borgmeier, 1948b PDF: 465 (w.m.).
Combination in Solenopsis: Pacheco & Mackay, 2013 PDF: 119.
Senior synonym of Solenopsis spei: Pacheco & Mackay, 2013 PDF: 119.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama, Suriname, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):


Longino, 1 Mar 2014: Pacheco & Mackay 2013:119 state that S. bicolor is dimorphic and give measurements for the major worker, but in the Discussion state that the species is monomorphic. I have never seen major workers of this species.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 155 times found in mature wet forest, 10 times found in wet forest, 15 times found in lowland rainforest, 15 times found in montane wet forest, 12 times found in tropical rainforest, with some big trees, probably a mix of primary and secondary forest, 10 times found in tropical rainforest, some big trees, 7 times found in tropical rainforest, with big trees, probably primary, 1 times found in Puesto18,159G,10m., 1 times found in CEN, 1 times found in SCH, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 190 times ex sifted leaf litter, 22 times Hojarasca, 12 times at bait, 7 times sifted litter, 2 times Bosque Secundario, Suelo, 2 times leaf litter, 1 times Hojarasca., 2 times Camino toma de Agua, 1 times alate emergence, 1 times Sifted leaf litter sample. Second sample taken at GIS 1900.900, sifting from pos, 1 times Primary forest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 179 times MiniWinkler, 33 times Winkler, 18 times Berlese, 18 times Mini Winkler, 12 times baiting, 2 times search, 2 times Lure/Bait, 1 times Unknown.

Elevations: collected from 30 - 1100 meters, 144 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1900-07-26 and 2015-07-07

Type specimens: Lectotype of Solenopsis spei: casent0908849; syntype of Carebarella bicolor: casent0904618; syntype of Carebarella bicolor punctatorugosa: casent0904619

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