Odontomachus kuroiwae

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Odontomachus kuroiwae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Odontomachus
Species: O. kuroiwae
Binomial name
Odontomachus kuroiwae
(Matsumura, 1912)


A member of the Odontomachus rixosus group.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Japan (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.

  • kuroiwae. Myrtoteras kuroiwae Matsumura, 1912: 192, pl. 54, fig. 1 (w.) JAPAN. Combination in Myrmoteras: Matsumura & Uchida, 1926: 51; in Odontomachus: Crieghton, 1939: 40. Junior synonym of formosae: Teranishi, 1940: 61; of monticola: Brown, 1976a: 105. Revived from synonymy: Yoshimura, Onoyama & Ogata, 2007: 93.



  • Creighton, W. S. 1939a. A generic reallocation for Myrmoteras kuroiwae. J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 47: 39-40 (page 40, Combination in Odontomachus)
  • Matsumura, S. 1912. Thousand insects of Japan. Supplement IV. Tokyo: Keishu-sha, 247 pp. + 14 pl. + 4 pp. (index). (page 192, pl. 54, fig. 1 worker described)
  • Matsumura, S.; Uchida, T. 1926. Die Hymenopteren-Fauna von den Riukiu-Inseln. Insecta Matsumurana 1: 32-52 (page 51, Combination in Myrmoteras)
  • Teranishi, C. 1940. Works of Cho Teranishi. Memorial Volume. . Osaka: Kansai Entomological Society, 312 + (posthumous section) 95 pp. (page 61, Junior synonym of formosae)