Prolasius mjoebergella

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Prolasius mjoebergella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Melophorini
Genus: Prolasius
Species: P. mjoebergella
Binomial name
Prolasius mjoebergella
(Forel, 1916)

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

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.

  • mjobergi. Prenolepis mjobergi Forel, 1915b: 93, pl. 2, fig. 6 (w.) AUSTRALIA. [Junior primary homonym of Prenolepis vividula var. mjobergi Forel, 1908b: 64 (now in Paratrechina).] Replacement name: Prenolepis mjoebergella Forel, in Santschi, 1916d: 242.]
  • mjoebergella. Prenolepis mjoebergella Forel, in Santschi, 1916d: 242. Replacement name for mjobergi Forel, 1915b: 93, above. [Junior primary homonym of mjobergi Forel, 1908b: 64.] Combination in Melophorus: Emery, 1925b: 12; in Prolasius: Wheeler, W.M. 1935c: 71. See also: McAreavey, 1947: 16.

Type Material



  • Emery, C. 1925c. Les espèces européennes et orientales du genre Bothriomyrmex. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 56: 5-22 (page 12, Combination in Melophorus)
  • Forel, A. 1915b. Results of Dr. E. Mjöbergs Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910-13. 2. Ameisen. Ark. Zool. 9(1 16: 1-119 (page 93, [Junior primary homonym of mjobergi Forel, 1908b: 64.] )
  • McAreavey, J. 1947. New species of the genera Prolasius Forel and Melophorus Lubbock (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Mem. Natl. Mus. Vic. 15: 7-27 (page 16, see also)
  • Santschi, F. 1916d. Rectifications à la nomenclature de quelques Formicides (Hym.). Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 1916: 242-243 (page 242, Replacement name for mjobergi)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1935c. Myrmecological notes. Psyche (Camb.) 42: 68-72 (page 71, Combination in Prolasius)