Acropyga distinguenda

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Acropyga distinguenda
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Acropyga butteli)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Acropyga
Species: Acropyga distinguenda
Karavaiev, 1935

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Acropyga butteli.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • distinguenda. Acropyga (Atopodon) distinguenda Karavaiev, 1935a: 110, fig. 28 (w.q.m.) VIETNAM. Junior synonym of butteli: LaPolla, 2004a: 36.


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 57, catalogue)
  • Karavaiev, V. 1935a. Neue Ameisen aus dem Indo-Australischen Gebiet, nebst Revision einiger Formen. Treubia 15: 57-118 (page 110, fig. 28 worker, queen, male described)
  • LaPolla, J. S. 2004. Acropyga (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the World. The American Entomological Institute 33(3): 1-130 (page 36, junior synonym of butteli)