Iridomyrmex variscapus

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Iridomyrmex variscapus
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Iridomyrmex bigi)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Iridomyrmex
Species: Iridomyrmex variscapus
Shattuck, 1993

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


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

  • variscapus. Iridomyrmex variscapus Shattuck, 1993a: 141, fig. 9 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of bigi: Heterick & Shattuck, 2011: 51.


  • Shattuck, S. O. 1993a. Revision of the Iridomyrmex purpureus species-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Invertebr. Taxon. 7: 113-149 (page 141, fig. 9 worker described)