Parasyscia opaca

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Parasyscia opaca
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Parasyscia
Species: P. opaca
Binomial name
Parasyscia opaca
Emery, 1901

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (type locality).

Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Parasyscia opaca for further details


Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • opacus. Cerapachys opaca Emery, 1901h: 153 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1964a: 67 (l.). Senior synonym of longicornis: Wilson, 1959b: 48. See also: Wilson, 1958c: 130.
  • longicornis. Cerapachys opacus subsp. longicornis Viehmeyer, 1914b: 27 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Junior synonym of opacus: Wilson, 1959b: 48.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 144, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1901k. Formicidarum species novae vel minus cognitae in collectione Musaei Nationalis Hungarici, quas in Nova-Guinea, colonia germanica, collegit L. Biró. Publicatio tertia. Természetr. Füz. 25: 152-160 (page 153, worker described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1964a. The ant larvae of the subfamily Cerapachyinae: supplement. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 66: 65-71 (page 67, larva described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1958c. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia. I. The tribe Leptogenyini. II. The tribes Amblyoponini and Platythyreini. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 118: 101-153 (page 130, see also)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1959d. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia. VI. The tribe Cerapachyini. Pac. Insects 1: 39-57 (page 48, Senior synonym of longicornis)