Dutch Caribbean Species Register

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

South American Fire Ant Solenopsis invicta

Classification

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

Classification

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

Presence

Recorded on
  • Aruba
  • Sint Maarten
  • Presence status
  • Introduced (2) - Aruba
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Maarten
  • Natural distribution S. America
    Distribution description Native to South America.

    Publications

    • Boer, P. 2020. Ants of Aruba, species list. [link]
    • Wetterer, J.K. 2013. Exotic spread of Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) beyond North America. Sociobiology 60: 50-55.
    • Wetterer, J.K., Davis, L.R., White, G.L. 2014. Spread in Trinidad of the South American Fire Ant Solenopsis Invicta (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Florida Entomologist 97: 238-241.
    • Yokoyama, M. 2013. The Incomplete guide to the wildlife of Saint Martin. Revised and expanded second edition. 131. sxm wildlife.