Formica mellea Provancher

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Formica mellea Provancher
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Lasius nearcticus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Lasius
Species: Formica mellea Provancher
Provancher, 1881

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


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

  • mellea. Formica mellea Provancher, 1881b: 356 (w.) CANADA. [Unresolved junior primary homonym of Formica mellea Say, 1836: 286 (now in Camponotus).] [Also described as new by Provancher, 1883: 599.] Junior synonym of flavus: Dalla Torre, 1893: 185; Provancher, 1887: 236; of nearcticus: Francoeur & Béique, 1966: 144.