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Species: Solenopsis virulens   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Myrmica virulens Smith, 1858a PDF: 132 (w.) BRAZIL (Amazonas). Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype workers (number not stated). Primary type locality: Brazil: Ega (= Tefé) (H.W. Bates). Primary type depository: BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Solenopsis: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 76
As nomen oblitum: Kempf & Brown, 1968 PDF: 99; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 233.
Status as species: Mayr, 1863a PDF: 436; Ettershank, 1966 PDF: 144; Trager, 1991 PDF: 155 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 391; Bezděčková et al., 2015 PDF: 122; Fernández & Serna, 2019 PDF: 816.
Senior synonym of Solenopsis bondari: Trager, 1991 PDF: 155; Bolton, 1995b: 391.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in wet forest, 2 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in cloud forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times at bait, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times ground foragers.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times bait, 1 times 6L sifted litter, extracted in Winkler sack over 44 hours, 1 times litter sample.

Elevations: collected from 120 - 1300 meters, 325 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 2002-10-13 00:00:00.0 and 2018-08-29 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Solenopsis virulens: casent0902349, casent0902458; syntype of Solenopsis bondari: casent0913947

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