Formica mellea Say

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Formica mellea
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Camponotus castaneus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: Formica mellea
Say, 1836

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


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

  • mellea. Formica mellea Say, 1836: 286 (m.) U.S.A. Mayr, 1866a: 485 (w.q.). Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 5. Senior synonym of clarus: Mayr, 1866a: 485 (in text). Junior synonym of castaneus: Mayr, 1886d: 420; Forel, 1886f: 141.