Solenopsis molesta
(Myrmicinae: Solenopsis)


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Profile view of a worker, alate female reproductive, and alate male reproductive. Full face view of worker, alate female reproductive, and alate male reproductive.

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Diagnostic characters:Solenopsis has a very distinctive two segmented apical antennal club. This is most visible in the front view of the alate female reproductive

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Key(s) used: (Wheeler and Wheeler 1963, 1977)

Comments: This species is also known as the thief ant or sugar ant. It is often found inside another ant species' nest, where it steals eggs and larvae for food. This species is also frequently found inside houses.


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