Solenopsis blumi

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Solenopsis blumi
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Solenopsis quinquecuspis)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Solenopsis
Species: Solenopsis blumi
Buren, 1972

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Solenopsis quinquecuspis.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • blumi. Solenopsis blumi Buren, 1972: 20, fig. 5 (w.) URUGUAY. Junior synonym of quinquecuspis: Trager, 1991: 185.


  • Buren, W. F. 1972. Revisionary studies on the taxonomy of the imported fire ants. J. Ga. Entomol. Soc. 7: 1-26 (page 20, fig. 5 worker described)
  • Trager, J. C. 1991. A revision of the fire ants, Solenopsis geminata group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 99: 141-198 (page 185, Junior synonym of quinquecuspis)

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