Plectroctena gestroi

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Plectroctena gestroi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Plectroctena
Species: P. gestroi
Binomial name
Plectroctena gestroi
Menozzi, 1922

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Afrotropical Region: São Tomé & Principe.

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

  • gestroi. Plectroctena gestroi Menozzi, 1922a: 348, fig. 1 (w.q.) SÃO TOMÉ & PRÍNCIPE (Príncipe I.) See also: Bolton, 1974c: 328.



  • Bolton, B. 1974c. A revision of the ponerine ant genus Plectroctena F. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 30: 309-338 (page 328, see also)
  • Menozzi, C. 1922a. Miscellanea mirmecologica. [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. "Giacomo Doria" 49[=(3)(9): 347-352 (page 348, fig. 1 worker, queen described)