Home > Species > Solenopsis fugax: The European thief ant

Solenopsis fugax is notable due to being the only member of its genus (Solenopsis) to be native to the British Isles (where it is rare). The ant was first described by Latreille in 1798.

The species is a thief ant and usually has its nest near another species, stealing food by entering the foreign colony through minute tunnels dug from their own nest, hence its common name, The European Thief Ant.

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