Formica detecta

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Formica detecta
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Iridomyrmex purpureus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Iridomyrmex
Species: Formica detecta
Smith, F., 1858

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


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

  • detecta. Formica detecta Smith, F. 1858b: 36 (q.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1974b: 398 (l.); Crozier, 1968a: 25 (k.). Combination in Iridomyrmex: Dalla Torre, 1893: 168. Junior synonym of purpureus: Lowne, 1865a: 275; Mayr, 1876: 81; Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 102.