Formica gracilis Lowne

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Formica gracilis
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Iridomyrmex bicknelli)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Iridomyrmex
Species: Formica gracilis
Lowne, 1865

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


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

  • gracilis. Formica gracilis Lowne, 1865a: 280 (w.) AUSTRALIA. [Junior primary homonym of Formica gracilis Fabricius, 1804: 405 (now in Pseudomyrmex).] Mayr, 1876: 82 (q.m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1966: 729; Crozier, 1969: 248 (k.). Combination in Hypoclinea: Mayr, 1870b: 955; in Iridomyrmex: Dalla Torre, 1893: 169. Synonym of bicknelli, first available replacement name: Heterick & Shattuck, 2011: 49.