Solenopsis medioclara Santschi 1923,

Wild, Alexander L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 54

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.179222

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Solenopsis medioclara Santschi 1923
status

 

Solenopsis medioclara Santschi 1923  b. NEW STATUS.

Solenopsis brevicornis  var. medioclara Santschi 1923 b: 254  . [w syntypes examined, NHMB; Piracicabo, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Luja)].

Solenopsis medioclara  is commonly encountered in Paraguay in sifted litter samples from tall forest habitats. This species can be recognized by the short antennal scapes (about ½ head length), the lack of punctation on the mesopleuron, and the shape of the petiole, which in profile is considerably bulkier than the post-petiole. I have not examined the type specimens of Emery’s Solenopsis brevicornis  , but Santschi’s types of S. medioclara  are a close match to numerous recent collections from humid subtropical semi-deciduous forest in Canindeyú. I change the status of Solenopsis medioclara  to eliminate the trinomen, but detailed study of Solenopsis  ( Diplorhoptrum  ) will be needed to clarify the identity of this species. S. brevicornis  may turn out to be the valid name for the Paraguayan populations.

NEW

University of Newcastle

NHMB

Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Solenopsis

Loc

Solenopsis medioclara Santschi 1923

Wild, Alexander L. 2007
2007
Loc

var. medioclara

Santschi 1923: 254
1923