Sericomyrmex diego

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Sericomyrmex diego
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Sericomyrmex opacus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Sericomyrmex
Species: Sericomyrmex diego
Forel, 1912

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Specimen Labels

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

Nomenclature

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

  • diego. Sericomyrmex diego Forel, 1912e: 192 (w.m.) COLOMBIA.
    • Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1916c: 11 (in key); Emery, 1924d: 339; Kempf, 1972a: 229; Bolton, 1995b: 382.
    • Junior synonym of opacus: Ješovnik & Schultz, 2017a: 72.

References

  • Forel, A. 1912f. Formicides néotropiques. Part II. 3me sous-famille Myrmicinae Lep. (Attini, Dacetii, Cryptocerini). Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 19: 179-209 (page 192, worker, male described)
  • Ješovnik, A., Schultz, T.R. 2017. Revision of the fungus-farming ant genus Sericomyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae). ZooKeys, 670, 1–109 (DOI 10.3897/zookeys.670.11839).