Thief Ant Solenopsis molesta (Say, 1836)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Hymenoptera   >   Family Formicidae   >   Genus Solenopsis   


An ant found in a variety of open-area habitats including grassy areas, fields, meadows, and pastures, but also in various forested habitats encompassing dry uplands and mesic lowlands, typically in more open woods or in sunny clearings; can also infest buildings and homes where they may nest in woodwork and masonry (Smith 1979). (See Frye et al., 2014)

There are 10 records in the project database.

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Solenopsis molesta specimen. Contributed by unknown photographer. Photo by AntWeb Data. (MBP list)

A Thief Ant in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/30/2014). Verified by Ken Wolgemuth/BugGuide. Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

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