Nylanderia vitiensis

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Nylanderia vitiensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Nylanderia
Species: N. vitiensis
Binomial name
Nylanderia vitiensis
(Mann, 1921)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Fiji (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • vitiensis. Prenolepis (Nylanderia) vitiensis Mann, 1921: 474, fig. 28 (w.m.) FIJI IS. Combination in Paratrechina (Nylanderia): Emery, 1925b: 221; in Nylanderia: LaPolla, Brady & Shattuck, 2010a: 127. Given as junior synonym of vaga by Dlussky, 1994: 55 (in list only); status confirmed as species: Sarnat & Economo, 2012: 65.



  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 221, Combination in Paratrechina (Nylanderia))
  • Mann, W. M. 1921. The ants of the Fiji Islands. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 64: 401-499 (page 474, fig. 28 worker, male described)