Formica nana Jerdon

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Formica nana
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Tapinoma melanocephalum)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Tapinoma
Species: Formica nana
Jerdon, 1851

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


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

  • nana. Formica nana Jerdon, 1851: 125 (w.) INDIA. [Unresolved junior primary homonym of Formica nana Latreille, 1802c: 263.] Junior synonym of melanocephalum: Emery, 1892b: 166.