Solenopsis moelleri

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Solenopsis moelleri
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Solenopsis saevissima)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Solenopsis
Species: Solenopsis moelleri
Forel, 1904

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

Nomenclature

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

  • moelleri. Solenopsis moelleri Forel, 1904d: 173 (w.q.m.) BRAZIL. Subspecies of saevissima and senior synonym of incrassata, morosa: Creighton, 1930b: 83. Junior synonym of saevissima: Wilson, 1952b: 55.

References

  • Creighton, W. S. 1930b. The New World species of the genus Solenopsis (Hymenop. Formicidae). Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 66: 39-151 (page 83, Variety of saevissima, and senior synonym of incrassata and morosa)
  • Forel, A. 1904e. Fourmis du Musée de Bruxelles. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 48: 168-177 (page 173, worker, queen, male described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1952b. O complexo Solenopsis saevissima na America do Sul (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz Rio J. 50: 49-59 (page 55, Junior synonym of saevissima)