Bothriomyrmex costae

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Bothriomyrmex costae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Bothriomyrmex
Species: B. costae
Binomial name
Bothriomyrmex costae
Emery, 1869



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Italy (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • costae. Bothriomyrmex costae Emery, 1869c: 118 (q.m.) ITALY. Junior synonym of meridionalis: Mayr, 1870b: 954; Emery, 1913a: 28. Revived from synonymy as subspecies of meridionalis: Santschi, 1919i: 205. Revived status as species: Baroni Urbani, 1971c: 164.



  • Baroni Urbani, C. 1971c. Catalogo delle specie di Formicidae d'Italia (Studi sulla mirmecofauna d'Italia X). Mem. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 50: 5-287 (page 164, revived status as species)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 81, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1869c. Descrizione di una nuova formica italiana. Annu. Mus. Zool. R. Univ. Napoli 5: 117-118 (page 118, queen, male described)
  • Emery, C. 1913a [1912]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dolichoderinae. Genera Insectorum 137: 1-50 (page 28, junior synonym of meridionalis)
  • Mayr, G. 1870b. Neue Formiciden. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 20: 939-996 (page 954, junior synonym of meridionalis)
  • Santschi, F. 1919i. Fourmis du genre Bothriomyrmex Emery. (Systématique et moeurs.). Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 7: 201-224 (page 205, revived from synonymy as variety of meridionalis)