Iridomyrmex albitarsus

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Iridomyrmex albitarsus
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Iridomyrmex calvus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Iridomyrmex
Species: Iridomyrmex albitarsus
Wheeler, W.M., 1927

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


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

  • albitarsus. Iridomyrmex albitarsus Wheeler, W.M. 1927i: 147, fig. 9 (w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA. See also: Shattuck, 1993b: 1307. Junior synonym of calvus: Heterick & Shattuck, 2011: 55.


  • Shattuck, S. O. 1993b. Revision of the Iridomyrmex calvus species-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Invertebr. Taxon. 7 7: 1303-1325 (page 1307, see also)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1927i. The ants of Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 62: 121-153 (page 147, fig. 9 worker, queen, male described)