Solenopsidini

Tropical fire ants Solenopsis geminata, from here.


Belongs within: Myrmicinae.

The Solenopsidini is a group of mostly very small ants, including the notorious fire ants of the genus Solenopsis.

<==Solenopsidini H09
    |--Adlerzia froggatti H09
    |--Machomyrma H09
    |--Anisopheidole antipodum H09
    |--Carebara Westw. 1841 H09, B03
    |    |--*C. lignata Westwood 1841 B03
    |    |--C. atomus H09
    |    |--C. castanea E89
    |    `--C. corniger H09
    `--Solenopsis Westwood 1840 FT08
         |  i. s.: S. invicta Buren 1972 FT08
         |         S. molesta BS06
         |         S. nitens Bingham 1903 B03
         |         S. wroughtoni Forel 1902 B03
         |         S. xyloni BS06
         |--S. (Solenopsis) geminata (Fabricius 1804) (see below for synonymy) B03
         |    |--S. g. geminata E14
         |    `--S. g. rufa E14
         `--S. (Diplorhoptrum) H09
              |--S. (D.) belisarius H09
              `--S. (D.) clarki H09

Solenopsis (Solenopsis) geminata (Fabricius 1804) [=Atta geminata; incl. Myrmica bidentata Smith 1858, *Solenopsis mandibularis] B03

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[B03] Bingham, C. T. 1903. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera. Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-Wasps. Taylor and Francis: London.

[BS06] Brady, S. G., T. R. Schultz, B. L. Fisher & P. S. Ward. 2006. Evaluating alternative hypotheses for the early evolution and diversification of ants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 103 (48): 18172–18177.

[E89] Emery, C. 1889. Viaggio di Leonardo Fea in Birmania e regioni vicine. XX.—Formiche di Birmania e del Tenasserim raccolte da Leonardo Fea (1885–87). Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, Serie 2a 7: 485–520.

[E14] Emery, C. 1914. Les fourmis de la Nouvelle-Cal├ędonie & des ├«les Loyalty. In: Sarasin, F. & J. Roux (eds) Nova Caledonia: Forschungen in Neu-Caledonian und auf den Loyalty-Inseln. A. Zoologie vol. 1, Heft IV pp. 393–436, pl. 12. C. W. Kreidels Verlag: Wiesbaden.

[FT08] Framenau, V. W., & M. L. Thomas. 2008. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Christmas Island (Indian Ocean): identification and distribution. Records of the Western Australian Museum 25 (1): 45–85.

[H09] Heterick, B. E. 2009. A guide to the ants of south-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 76: 1–206.

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