Systematics and Biology of the New World Thief Ants of the Genus Solenopsis (hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Author: Pacheco, Jose A.,
Year:2013
Pages:508
ISBN:0-7734-4342-8
978-0-7734-4342-6
Price:299.95
The New World species of the thief ant genus Solenopsis is revised. Thief ants are among the most common ants in nearly all terrestrial habitats. In this book a new scheme of well-defined species complexes is outlined, doing away with the ambiguities of previous schemes. Well-illustrated keys, in Spanish and English offer recognition of slightly over 80 species, all diagnosed, described, and illustrated, including gynes and males when possible.

Reviews

“The authors’ iron-willed determination, gluttony for work, and team-effort, persevered over the difficulties and risks, finally permitting a preliminary revision of the New World species of Solenopsis … let this opus be the key and light to encourage and guide further exploration of this group of ants.”
Prof. John Lattke,
Universidad Central de Venezuela

Table of Contents

Introduction
Significance
Taxonomic history of the thief ants within Solenopsis
Materials and Methods
Sources of material
Designation of lectotypes
Morphological characters
Measurements and indices
Delineation of species limits
Description of the genus Solenopsis
Distribution and natural history
Revision of the thief ants
Synonymic list of species of the thief ants of the genus Solenopsis
Taxa excluded from or moved to Solenopsis
species complexes
Key to the species complexes of the genus Solenopsis
in the New World
Clave de a los complejos de especies del genero Solenopsis en el Nuevo Mundo
brevicornis species complex
Clave para las obreras del complejo brevicornis
Key to the workers of North American species of the fugax complex
Clave para las obreras del complejo fugax en America al Norte de Colombia
Key to the workers of the South American species of the fugax complex
Clave para las obreras del complejo fugax en Sur America
globularia
species complex
Key to workers of the globularia complex
Clave para las obreras del complejo globularia
molesta species complex
Key to workers (north of Colombia)of the species of the molesta complex
Clave para las obreras del complejo molesta (America al norte de Colombia)
Key to workers of South American species of the molesta complex
Clave para las obreras del complejo molesta en Suramerica
nigella species complex
Key to the workers of New World species of the nigella complex
pygmaea species complex
Key to the species of the pygmaea complex
stricta species complex
Key to workers of the stricta compex
Key to workers of the wasmannii species complex
Solenopsis abdita
Thompson
Solenopsis abjectior
Pacheco and Mackay
Solenopsis altinodis
Forel
Solenopsis andina
Santschi
Solenopsis azteca
Forel
Solenopsis basalis
Forel
Solenopsis bicolor
Emery, NEW COMBINATION
Solenopsis brevicornis
Emery
Solenopsis bucki
Kempf
Solenopsis carolinensis
Forel
Solenopsis castor
Forel
Solenopsis clytemnestra
Emery
Solenopsis conjurata
Wheeler
Solenopsis coricalis
Forel
Solenopsis decipiens
Emery
Solenopsis desecheoensis
Mann
Solenopsis dysderces
Snelling
Solenopsis emiliae
Santschi, NEW STATUS
Solenopsis franki
Forel
Solenopsis gensterblumi
Forel, NEW STATUS
Solenopsis germaini
Emery
Solenopsis globularia
Smith
Solenopsis gnoma
Pacheco, Herrera & Mackay
Solenopsis goeldii
Forel
Solenopsis hayemi
Forel
Solenopsis helena
Emery
Solenopsis iheringi
Forel
Solenopsis impolita
Moreno, Mackay & Pacheco, NEW SPECIES
Solenopsis isopilis
Pacheco, & Mackay, NEW SPECIES
Solenopsis joergenseni
Santschi
Solenopsis johnsoni
Pacheco, Mackay & Moreno, NEW SPECIES
Solenopsis krockowi
Wheeler
Solenopsis laeviceps
Mayr
Solenopsis latastei
Emery
Solenopsis leptanilloides
Santschi
Solenopsis longinoi
Pacheco & Mackay, NEW SPECIES
Solenopsis loretana
Santschi
Solenopsis lucayensis
Wheeler
Solenopsis maboya
Snelling
Solenopsis macrops
Santschi
Solenopsis major
Forel
Solenopsis melina
Pacheco & Mackay, NEW SPECIES
Solenopsis metanotalis
Emery
Solenopsis minutissima
Emery
Solenopsis molesta
(Say)
Solenopsis nickersoni
Thompson
Solenopsis nigella
Emery
Solenopsis ocellata
Moreno, Mackay & Pacheco, NEW SPECIES
Solenopsis oculata
Santschi
Solenopsis orestes
Forel
Solenopsis parva
Mayr
Solenopsis patagonica
Emery
Solenopsis patriciae
Pacheco & Mackay, NEW SPECIES
Solenopsis pergandei
Forel
Solenopsis photophila
Santschi
Solenopsis picea
Emery
Solenopsis picta
Emery
Solenopsis pilosula
Wheeler
Solenopsis pollux
Forel
Solenopsis pulleni
Pacheco, Mackay, & Moreno, NEW SPECIES
Solenopsis pygmaea
Forel
Solenopsis quadridentata
Pacheco, Mackay & Moreno, NEW SPECIES
Solenopsis rosella
Kennedy, NEW STATUS
Solenopsis rugiceps
Mayr
Solenopsis salina
Wheeler
Solenopsis schilleri
Santschi
Solenopsis shiptoni
Forel
Solenopsis striata
Pacheco & Mackay, NEW SPECIES
Solenopsis stricta
Emery
Solenopsis subterranean
Mackay and Vinson
Solenopsis subtilis
Emery
Solenopsis succinea
Emery
Solenopsis sulfurea
(Roger)
Solenopsis tennesseensis
Smith
Solenopsis tenuis Mayr
Solenopsis Terricola
Menozzi AND MORE