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Species: Solenopsis fugax   (Latreille, 1798) 

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See Also:

Solenopsis fugax_cf_gr01, Solenopsis fugax_cf_gr02, Solenopsis fugax cypridis, Solenopsis fugax emesa, Solenopsis fugax karaki, Solenopsis fugax tisiphone

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 4 valid subspecies

Formica fugax Latreille, 1798 PDF: 46 (w.q.m.) FRANCE. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Hauschteck, 1961 PDF: 221 (k.); Santschi, 1910e PDF: 649 (gynandromorph)
Senior synonym of Solenopsis flavidula: Mayr, 1855 PDF: 450; Smith, 1855b PDF: 121
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, China, Georgia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, South Korea, Turkmenistan
    Europe: Albania, Austria, Balearic Islands, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Channel Islands, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Throughout SLO except Alpine


Mostly grasslands, often in lestobiosis with other species (e.g. Formica spp., Lasius spp., Camponotus aethiops)


(Dutch vernacular name: diefmier)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 48 times found in Unknown, 9 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 7 times found in Anthropogenic, 2 times found in heathlands, 2 times found in garden, 2 times found in S-facing meadow, 1 times found in grass along road, 1 times found in S-slope, deciduous forest on limestone, 1 times found in tree in city, 1 times found in coniferous forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times under stone, 1 times Nido, 2 times in the ground, 2 times in soil, 2 times ground (-5-0 cm), 2 times under small stone, 1 times under moss, 1 times top soil layer, 1 times stone wall, 1 times sous une pierre, 1 times sous une pierra, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 27 times search, 20 times Manual catch, 11 times Pitfall trap, 5 times pitfall, 1 times Hand, 2 times Malaise trap, 1 times sifting of soil samples, 1 times colonie 1.

Elevations: collected from 130 - 1500 meters, 510 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1902-12-01 and 2020-09-30

Type specimens: neoparatype of Solenopsis fugax: antweb1041289, antweb1041290; neotype of Formica fugax: casent0915417; syntype of Diplorhoptrum avium: casent0913647; syntype of Diplorhoptrum delta: casent0913603; syntype of Diplorhoptrum pilosum: casent0913602; syntype of Solenopsis balachowskyi: casent0913648; syntype of Solenopsis duboscqui: casent0913650; syntype of Solenopsis emeryi banyulensis: casent0913649; syntype of Solenopsis laevithorax: casent0913600; syntype of Solenopsis monticola: casent0913601; syntype of Solenopsis provincialis: casent0913605; syntype of Solenopsis pygmaea: casent0913598; syntype of Solenopsis richardi: casent0913604; syntype of Solenopsis robusta: casent0913599; syntype of Solenopsis rugosa: casent0913606; syntype of Solenopsis fugax pontica: casent0913885; syntype of Solenopsis fugax furtiva: casent0913888; syntype of Solenopsis fugax scythica: casent0913886; unpublished name: Solenopsis cajirense: casent0913607

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