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Species: Solenopsis carolinensis   Forel, 1901 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Solenopsis texana r. carolinensis Forel, 1901j PDF: 345 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. (North Carolina). Nearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype worker (by designation of Pacheco & Mackay, 2013 PDF: 130). Primary type locality: lectotype U.S.A.: North Carolina, Faisons, 1899 (A. Forel). Primary type depository: USNM. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 5 paralectotype workers. Secondary type locality: same as for lectotype. Secondary type depository: USNM. Type notes: Other original syntype workers, and queens and males, in MCZC, MHNG, not mentioned by Pacheco & Mackay, 2013 PDF: 130. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Pacheco & Mackay, 2013 PDF: 130.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:



Subterranean. Nests in virtually all well-drained soils, even floodplains.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in oak woodland, 4 times found in Ponderosa pine forest, 3 times found in hammock, 3 times found in in Carya glabra nut, sloped hardwood forest, 3 times found in Mixed canyon forest, 2 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 2 times found in oak/palm hammock, 2 times found in pine-oak forest, 2 times found in Mixed deciduous forest, 2 times found in Aspen forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 11 times under rock, 7 times leaf litter, 2 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times under loose bark of fallen log, 1 times in rotton stump, 1 times des tronc, 1 times under stone, 1 times under dung, 1 times Recreational area, under rock, 1 times nest under moss on trunk, 1 times log stage 4, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times Winkler, 1 times UV light, 1 times Berlese, 1 times pitfall, 1 times search.

Elevations: collected from 4 - 2682 meters, 1330 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1944-09-09 00:00:00.0 and 2018-06-04 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Lectotype of Solenopsis truncorum: casent0908856; paralectotype of Solenopsis truncorum: casent0908857; syntype of Solenopsis carolinensis: casent0908858; syntype of Solenopsis texana carolinensis: casent0902335, casent0917009; type of Solenopsis texana carolinensis: focol0642-1, focol0642-2

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