Solenopsis corticalis

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Solenopsis corticalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Solenopsis
Species complex: molesta
Species: S. corticalis
Binomial name
Solenopsis corticalis
Forel, 1881

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States.
Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality), Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba (type locality), French Guiana, Greater Antilles, Guatemala, Guyana, Lesser Antilles, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru (type locality), Puerto Rico, Suriname, United States Virgin Islands.

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

  • corticalis. Solenopsis corticalis Forel, 1881: 13 (w.q.) ANTILLES. Senior synonym of amazonensis, binotata, margotae, virgula: Pacheco & Mackay, 2013: 142. See also: Thompson, 1989: 281.
  • amazonensis. Solenopsis corticalis r. amazonensis Forel, 1904e: 680 (w.q.) PERU. Junior synonym of corticalis: Pacheco & Mackay, 2013: 142.
  • binotata. Solenopsis corticalis var. binotata Mann, 1920: 428 (w.) CUBA. Junior synonym of corticalis: Pacheco & Mackay, 2013: 142.
  • margotae. Solenopsis corticalis subsp. margotae Forel, 1908c: 364 (w.q.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of corticalis: Pacheco & Mackay, 2013: 142.
  • virgula. Solenopsis corticalis var. virgula Forel, 1904d: 172 (w.) CUBA. Menozzi, 1929a: 2 (q.). Junior synonym of corticalis: Pacheco & Mackay, 2013: 142.



The following references are based on the 2007 CD version of the New General Catalogue.

  • Forel, A. 1881. Die Ameisen der Antille St. Thomas. Mitt. Münch. Entomol. Ver. 5: 1-16 (page 13, worker, queen described)
  • Thompson, C. R. 1989. The thief ants, Solenopsis molesta group, of Florida (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Fla. Entomol. 72: 268-283 (page 281, see also)

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