Labidus spinolae Westwood

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Labidus spinolae
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Neivamyrmex punctaticeps)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Neivamyrmex
Species: Labidus spinolae
Westwood, 1842

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


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

  • spinolae. Labidus spinolae Westwood, 1842: 77 (m.) BRAZIL. [Junior primary homonym of Labidus spinolae Shuckard, 1840c: 327.] Replacement name: punctaticeps Emery, 1894c: 181; designated by Bolton, 1995b: 291. [Oldest junior synonym of spinolae Westwood and hence first available replacement name.] Combination in Eciton: Forel, 1895b: 121; in E. (Acamatus): Emery, 1900a: 187; in E. (Labidus): Bruch, 1914: 215; in Neivamyrmex: Borgmeier, 1953: 17. Senior synonym of fiebrigi, hospes, punctaticeps: Borgmeier, 1953: 9, 7, 7, respectively; of commutatum (and its junior synonym columbicum), ierense: Borgmeier, 1955: 409.