Submitted to: Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/15/2002
Publication Date: 8/20/2002
Citation: Porter, S.D. 2002. Solenopsis invicta - yes, solenopsis wagneri - no!. Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. p. 131 Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: In December 1997, Steven O. Shattuck, Sanford D. Porter and Daniel P. Wojcik formally applied to the International Commission of Zoological Nomenclature to conserve the name Solenopsis invicta and suppress the name Solenopsis wagneri for the Red Imported Fire Ant. That application was published in March 1999. In September 1999, Drs. Walter R. Tschinkel, Edward O. Wilson, and S. B. Vinson wrote in support of this application and Stephen W. Taber wrote in opposition. In June 2001, the Commission formally approved this application by a 20-2 vote. Editors and others unaware of this decision should be referred to: International Commission of Zoological Nomenclature. 2001. Opinion 1976. Solenopsis invicta Buren, 1972.(Insecta, Hymenoptera): specific name conserved. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 58:156-157.