Formica nigriventris

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Formica nigriventris
Scientific classification (junior homonym, replaced by Lasiophanes atriventris)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Melophorini
Genus: Lasiophanes
Species: Formica nigriventris
Spinola, 1851

This taxon is a junior homonym and has been replaced by Lasiophanes atriventris.


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

  • nigriventris. Formica nigriventris Spinola, 1851a: 239 (w.) CHILE. [Junior primary homonym of Formica nigriventris Guérin-Méneville, 1831, pl. 8, fig. 4 (now in Leptomyrmex).] First available replacement name: atriventris Smith, F. 1858b: 51, designated by Bolton, 1995b: 220. Combination in Melophorus (Lasiophanes): Emery, 1895i: 16; in Lasiophanes: Wheeler, W.M. 1935c: 70. Senior synonym of atriventris: Mayr, 1863: 412; Snelling & Hunt, 1976: 107; of dichrous: Emery, 1893h: 2; Dalla Torre, 1893: 190; of negrensis, rufoniger: Kusnezov, 1952c: 94.