Solenopsis canariensis

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Solenopsis canariensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Solenopsis
Species: S. canariensis
Binomial name
Solenopsis canariensis
Forel, 1893

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 28.494722° to 27.698889°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Canary Islands (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

Espadaler (2007) - Occurring from 20 to 1300 m, cryptic and underground nesting species. The whole group of small yellow species of Solenopsis is in need of a revisionary study. The small, smooth, shining and morphologically convergent workers are extremely similar and sexuals seem to be the proper phenotype on which to base a sound taxonomy.

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • canariensis. Solenopsis orbuloides r. canariensis Forel, 1893d: 466 (w.) SPAIN (Canary Is).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Spain: Canary Is, Tenerife, La Punta (Cabrera y Diaz).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • [Also described as new by Forel, 1894a: 161.]
    • Subspecies of orbuloides: Ettershank, 1966: 140 (error).
    • Status as species: Emery, 1909a: 35; Emery, 1922e: 201; Wheeler, W.M. 1927g: 109; Menozzi, 1929a: 4; Wellenius, 1955: 9; Báez & Ortega, 1978: 190; Barquin Diez, 1981: 225; Hohmann, et al. 1993: 149; Bolton, 1995b: 386; Espadaler, 2007: 119; Borowiec, L. 2014: 153.
    • Distribution: Spain (Canary Is).

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1909a. Beiträge zur Monographie der Formiciden des paläarktischen Faunengebietes. (Hym.) Teil VI. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1909: 19-37 (page 35, Raised to species)
  • Espadaler, X. 2007. The ants of El Hierro (Canary Islands). Pages 113-127 in R. R. Snelling, B. L. Fisher, and P. S. Ward, editors. Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): homage to E. O. Wilson - 50 years of contributions. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, Gainesville, FL. 80:690 pp.
  • Forel, A. 1893f. Nouvelles fourmis d'Australie et des Canaries. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 37: 454-466 (page 466, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1894a. Algunas hormigas de Canarias recogidas por el Sr. Cabrera y Diaz. An. Soc. Esp. Hist. Nat. (Actas) (2)2[=2 22: 159-162 (page 161, also described as new)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Emery, C. "Beiträge zur Monographie der Formiciden des paläarktischen Faunengebietes. (Hym.) Teil VI. Cardiocondyla, Solenopsis, Oligomyrmex." Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 1909 (1909): 19-37.
  • Espadaler, X. "The ants of El Hierro (Canary Islands)." Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80 (2007): 113-127.
  • Espadaler, Xavier. 2007. The Ants of El Hierro (Canary Islands) in Snelling. pp. 113-127
  • Espadaler, Xavier. 2007. The Ants of El Hierro (Canary Islands). Memoirs of the AMer113-127.
  • Ettershank G. 1966. A generic revision of the world Myrmicinae related to Solenopsis and Pheidologeton (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Aust. J. Zool. 14: 73-171.
  • Forel A. 1893. Nouvelles fourmis d'Australie et des Canaries. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 37: 454-466.
  • Forel, A. "Nouvelles fourmis d'Australie et des Canaries." Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 37 (1893): 454-466.
  • Hohmann H., F. La Roche, G. Ortega, and J. Barquín. 1993. Bienen, Wespen und Ameisen der Kanarischen Inseln. Veröff. Überseemus. Bremen Naturwiss. 12: 14.
  • Menozzi C. 1929. Formiche di Cuba e delle Isole Canarie raccolte dal Prof. Filippo Silvestri. Bollettino del Laboratorio di Zoologia Generale e Agraria della Reale Scuola Superiore d'Agricoltura, Portici. 23: 1-5.
  • Menozzi, C. "Formiche di Cuba e delle Isole Canarie raccolte dal Prof. Filippo Silvestri." Bollettino del Laboratorio di Zoologia Generale e Agraria della Reale Scuola Superiore d'Agricoltura, Portici 23 (1929): 1-5.
  • Santschi F. 1934. Contribution aux Solenopsis paléarctiques. Revue Suisse de Zoologie. 41: 565-592.
  • Wellenius, O. H. "Entomologische Ergebnisse der finnländischen Kanaren-Expedition 1947-1951. No. 10. Formicidae Insularum Canariensium. Systematik, Ökologie und Verbreitung der Kanarischen Formiciden." Commentationes Biologicae Societas Scienitarum Fennica 15(8) (1955): 1-20.