Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Tropical Fire Ant Solenopsis geminata

Classification

Myrmicinae [subfamily]
Solenopsis [genus] (11)
geminata [species]

Classification

Myrmicinae [subfamily]
Solenopsis [genus] (11)
geminata [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Curaçao
  • Klein Curaçao
  • Saba
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Sint Maarten
  • Presence status
  • Introduced (2) - Aruba
  • Introduced (2) - Bonaire
  • Introduced (2) - Curaçao
  • Introduced (2) - Klein Curaçao
  • Introduced (2) - Saba
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Eustatius
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Maarten
  • Natural distribution S. America
    Distribution description Native to South and Central America.

    Publications

    • Boer, P. 2018. Ants of Curaçao. [link]
    • Boer, P. 2020. Ants of Aruba, species list. [link]
    • Boer, P., Boer, M.J.A. 2019. The ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Saba (Netherlands Antilles). 26. Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, The Netherlands. [link]
    • Buurt, G. van, & Debrot, A.O. 2012. Introduced agricultural pests, plant and animals diseases and vectors in the Dutch Caribbean, with an “Alert species” list. 1-35. IMARES, Wageningen.
    • Weber, N.A. 1948. Ants from the Leeward group and some other Caribbean localities. Studies on the fauna of Curaçao, Aruba, Bonaire and the Venezuelan Islands 3: 78-86.
    • Wetterer, J.K. 2011. Worldwide spread of the tropical fire ant, solenopsis geminata (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 14: 21-35.