Acropyga wheeleri

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Acropyga wheeleri
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Acropyga exsanguis)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Acropyga
Species: Acropyga wheeleri
Mann, 1922

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


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

  • wheeleri. Acropyga (Rhizomyrma) wheeleri Mann, 1922: 52 (w.q.) HONDURAS. Junior synonym of exsanguis: LaPolla, 2004a: 47.


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 58, catalogue)
  • LaPolla, J. S. 2004. Acropyga (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the World. The American Entomological Institute 33(3): 1-130 (page 47, junior synonym of exsanguis)
  • Mann, W. M. 1922. Ants from Honduras and Guatemala. Proc. U. S. Natl. Mus. 61: 1-54 (page 52, worker, queen described)