Acropyga rutgersi

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Acropyga rutgersi
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Acropyga goeldii)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Acropyga
Species: Acropyga rutgersi
Bünzli, 1935

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


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • rutgersi. Acropyga (Rhizomyrma) rutgersi Bünzli, 1935: 464, figs. 8-11, 12, 14-16, 18, 20, 24 (w.q.m.) SURINAM. Junior synonym of goeldii: LaPolla, 2004a: 50.


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 58, catalogue)
  • Bünzli, G. H. 1935. Untersuchungen über coccidophile Ameisen aus den Kaffeefeldern von Surinam. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 16: 453-593 (page 464, figs. 8-11, 12, 14-16, 18, 20, 24 worker, queen, male described)
  • LaPolla, J. S. 2004. Acropyga (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the World. The American Entomological Institute 33(3): 1-130 (page 50, junior synonym of goeldii)