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Species Solenopsis pergandei

Solenopsis pergandei Solenopsis pergandei - female queen ant - Solenopsis pergandei winged ant - Solenopsis pergandei
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 pergandei (Solenopsis pergandei)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Solenopsis pergandei Forel 1901
Identification
Queens are yellow and very large (among the small Solenopsis) at ~4.5mm. In workers, the short head, coarse punctures on the head, and the perfectly round postpetiole separate this species from other US thief ants.
Range
Southern US, from NC to FL to NM.
Habitat
Typically nests in sand habitats.
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