Solenopsis japonica

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Solenopsis japonica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Solenopsis
Species: S. japonica
Binomial name
Solenopsis japonica
Wheeler, W.M., 1928

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Japan (type locality), Republic of Korea, Russian Federation.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • japonica. Solenopsis fugax var. japonica Wheeler, W.M. 1928d: 113 (w.) JAPAN. Santschi, 1934e: 585 (q.m.). Raised to species: Collingwood, 1976: 303; Kupyanskaya, 1990: 133; Ogata, 1991b: 110.



  • Collingwood, C. A. 1976a. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from North Korea. Ann. Hist.-Nat. Mus. Natl. Hung. 68: 295-309 (page 303, Raised to species)
  • Kupyanskaya, A. N. 1990a. Ants of the Far Eastern USSR. Vladivostok: Akademiya Nauk SSSR, 258 pp. (page 133, Raised to species)
  • Ogata, K. 1991b. A generic synopsis of the poneroid complex of the family Formicidae (Hymenoptera). Part II. Subfamily Myrmicinae. Bull. Inst. Trop. Agric. Kyushu Univ. 14: 61-149 (page 110, Raised to species)
  • Santschi, F. 1934e. Contribution aux Solenopsis paléarctiques. Rev. Suisse Zool. 41: 565-592 (page 585, queen, male described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1928d. Ants collected by Professor F. Silvestri in Japan and Korea. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 22: 96-125 (page 113, worker described)