Lioponera vespula

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Lioponera vespula
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Lioponera
Species: L. vespula
Binomial name
Lioponera vespula
(Weber, 1949)

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Afrotropical Region: Kenya (type locality), Uganda.

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • cooperi. Phyracaces cooperi Arnold, 1915: 18 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA.
    • [Unresolved junior secondary homonym of Cerapachys cooperi Arnold, 1915: 14 (Bolton, 1995b: 142).]
    • Arnold, 1948: 213 (q.).
    • Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 756; Arnold, 1948: 213.
    • Junior synonym of vespula: Brown, 1975: 24.
  • vespula. Phyracaces vespula Weber, 1949a: 5, fig. 5 (w.) KENYA.
    • Combination in Cerapachys: Brown, 1975: 24.
    • Combination in Lioponera: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 164.
    • Status as species: Brown, 1975: 24, 61; Bolton, 1995b: 145.
    • Senior synonym of cooperi: Brown, 1975: 24.