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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Biconomyrma
Kusnezov, 1952
Type species
Dorymyrmex pyramicus brunneus, now Dorymyrmex brunneus

Dorymyrmex brunneus casent0173843 profile 1.jpg

Dorymyrmex brunneus casent0173843 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Dorymyrmex.


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

  • BICONOMYRMA [junior synonym of Dorymyrmex]
    • Biconomyrma Kusnezov, 1952g: 429 [as subgenus of Conomyrma]. Type-species: Dorymyrmex pyramicus var. brunneus (now Dorymyrmex brunneus), by subsequent designation of Kusnezov, 1959: 51.
    • Biconomyrma raised to genus: Kusnezov, 1959: 51; Kusnezov, 1964: 67.
    • Biconomyrma junior synonym of Conomyrma: Smith, M.R. 1958c: 140; Kempf, 1972a: 78.
    • Biconomyrma junior synonym of Dorymyrmex: Shattuck, 1992c: 78.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 87, Biconomyrma as junior synonym of Dorymyrmex)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 78, Biconomyrma as junior synonym of Conomyrma)
  • Kusnezov, N. 1952j [1951]. El estado real del grupo Dorymyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Acta Zool. Lilloana 10: 427-448 (page 429, Biconomyrm as subgenus of Conomyrma)
  • Kusnezov, N. 1959. Die Dolichoderinen-Gattungen von Süd-Amerika (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Zool. Anz. 162: 38-51 (page 51, Biconomyrma as genus; Type-species: Dorymyrmex pyramicus var. brunneus (now Dorymyrmex brunneus); by subsequent designation)
  • Kusnezov, N. 1964 [1963]. Zoogeografía de las hormigas en Sudamérica. Acta Zool. Lilloana 19: 25-186 (page 67, Biconomyrma as genus)
  • Shattuck, S. O. 1992c. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 21: 1-181 (page 78, Biconomyrma as junior synonym of Dorymyrmex)
  • Smith, M. R. 1958c. Family Formicidae. Pp. 108-162 in: Krombein, K. V. (ed.) Hymenoptera of America north of Mexico. Synoptic catalogue. First supplement. U. S. Dep. Agric. Agric. Monogr. 2(suppl. 1):1-305. (page 140, Biconomyrma as junior synonym of Conomyrma)