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For the United States & Canada

Species Solenopsis picta

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
Subfamily Myrmicinae
Tribe Solenopsidini
Genus Solenopsis (Fire Ants and Thief Ants)
No Taxon (Diplorhoptrum - Thief ants (fugax group))
Species picta (Solenopsis picta)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Solenopsis picta (Emery, 1895)
Size
a little over 1mm
Identification
A tiny Solenopsis, usually with bicolored workers, as opposed to other thief ants in the US that have either fully dark or pale yellow workers. Much smaller than the "fire ants".
Range
Southeastern US