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 Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • 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.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.



Pacheco and Mackay (2013) - Measurements (n=20). TL 1.02-1.56 (1.29); HL 0.300-0.420 (0.378); HW 0.276-0.348 (0.313); EL 0.030-0.048 (0.038); ED 0.024-0.030 (0.028); SL 0.222-0.294 (0.258); FSL 0.078-0.120 (0.102); CI 78.1-92.0 (82.9); SI 61.5-80.0 (68.4); PL 0.054-0.078 (0.066); PW 0.078-0.090 (0.085); PI 64.3-92.9 (77.1); PPL 0.066-0.096 (0.084); PPW 0.102-0.108 (0.105); PPI 64.7-88.9 (80.5); WL 0.240-0.330 (0.268); PSL 0.018-0.030 (0.025); PSW 0.018-0.030 (0.021).

Small, concolorous pale yellow to golden yellow; head subquadrate, longer than wide; lateral clypeal teeth angulate, extralateral teeth absent; clypeal carinae well defined; eye small, 3-5 ommatidia; scape does not reach posterior lateral comer of head; minor funicular segments 3 -8 short; pronotum and mesopleuron smooth and shiny, metapleuron horizontally striated; posterior propodeal margin rounded, propodeal spiracle small; petiole robust, wider than postpetiole viewed laterally; petiolar peduncle lacking tooth or flange ventrally.

Moderately hairy; erect and suberect hairs of various lengths covering all body surfaces; hairs on head short, longest 0.090 mm; hairs on petiole and postpetiole curve posteriorly.


The following references are based on the 2007 CD version of the Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • 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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