Dutch Caribbean Species Register

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

Little Fire Ant Wasmannia auropunctata

Photo: Mark Yokoyama

Classification

Myrmicinae [subfamily]
Wasmannia [genus] (1)
auropunctata [species]

Classification

Myrmicinae [subfamily]
Wasmannia [genus] (1)
auropunctata [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Curaçao
  • Saba
  • Sint Maarten
  • Presence status
  • Introduced (2) - Curaçao
  • Introduced (2) - Saba
  • 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., Boer, M.J.A. 2019. The ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Saba (Netherlands Antilles). 26. Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, The Netherlands. [link]
    • 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. 2013. Worldwide spread of the little fire ant, Wasmannia auropunctata (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews 6: 173-184.