Belonopelta darwinii indica Forel

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Belonopelta darwinii indica
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Parvaponera darwinii)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Parvaponera
Species: Belonopelta darwinii indica
Forel, 1900

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


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

  • indica. Belonopelta darwinii var. indica Forel, 1900d: 320 (q.) INDIA (no state data).
    • Type-material: syntype queens (number not stated).
    • Type-localities: India: Poona (Wroughton), and Kanara (Wroughton).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • [Unresolved junior primary homonym of Belonopelta darwini var. indica Emery, 1899f: 268.]
    • Subspecies of darwinii: Bingham, 1903: 93.
    • Junior synonym of indica Emery: Emery, 1911d: 86; Bolton, 1995b: 306.
    • Junior synonym of darwinii: Lin & Wu, 2003: 68 (by implication); Teryama, 2009: 104 (by implication).