Prenolepis nigriflagella

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Prenolepis nigriflagella
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Prenolepis melanogaster)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Prenolepis
Species: Prenolepis nigriflagella
Xu, Z., 1995

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Prenolepis melanogaster.


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

  • nigriflagella. Prenolepis nigriflagella Xu, 1995c: 338, figs. 1-3 (w.) CHINA.
    • Junior synonym of melanogaster: Williams & LaPolla, 2016: 234.


  • Williams, J.L., LaPolla, J.S. 2016. Taxonomic revision and phylogeny of the ant genus Prenolepis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). 4200: 201–258 (DOI 10.11646/zootaxa.4200.2.1).
  • Xu, Z. 1995c. Two new species of the ant genus Prenolepis from Yunnan China (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zool. Res. 16: 337-341 (page 338, figs. 1-3 worker described)