Submitted to: The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: February 22, 1999
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: This manuscript is an application to the International Commission of Zoological Nomenclature to suppress the use of Solenopsis wagneri in favor of the much more widely used name Solenopsis invicta for red imported fire ant in the United States.
Technical Abstract: The purpose of this application is to conserve the specific name of the ant Solenopsis invicta Buren, 1972 (family FORMICIDAE). This ant is a well known imported pest in the southeastern United States and Puerto Rico. The name is threatened by the poorly understood and little used senior subjective synonym S. wagneri Santschi, 1916.