Solenopsis blanda

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Solenopsis blanda
Temporal range: Early Oligocene Brunstatt, Haut-Rhin, France
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Solenopsis
Species: S. blanda
Binomial name
Solenopsis blanda
(Förster, 1891)



This taxon was described from Brunstatt, Haut-Rhin, France (Early Oligocene).



The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • acuta. †Attopsis acuta Förster, 1891: 447, pl. 13, fig. 17 (w.) GERMANY (Oligocene). Junior synonym of †blanda: Théobald, 1937b: 204.
  • blanda. †Attopsis blanda Förster, 1891: 446, pl. 13, fig. 16 (q.) GERMANY (Oligocene). Combination in Solenopsis: Théobald, 1937b: 204. Senior synonym of †acuta: Théobald, 1937b: 204.



  • Förster, B. 1891. Die Insekten des "Plattigen Steinmergels" von Brunstatt. Abh. Geol. Spezialkt. Elsass-Lothringen 3: 333-594 (page 446, pl. 13, fig. 16 queen described)
  • Theobald, N. 1937a. Les insectes fossiles des terrains oligocènes de France. Nancy: G. Thomas, 473 pp. (page 204, Combination in Solenopsis, and senior synonym of acuta.)