Megalomyrmex latreillei

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Megalomyrmex latreillei
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Megalomyrmex foreli)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Megalomyrmex
Species: Megalomyrmex latreillei
Emery, 1890

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


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

  • latreillei. Megalomyrmex latreillei Emery, 1890b: 47 (footnote), pl. 5, fig. 4 (w.) (diagnosis in key) PERU. Brandão, 1990: 436 (m.). Junior synonym of foreli: Brandão, 2003: 152.


  • Brandão, C. R. F. 1990b. Systematic revision of the Neotropical ant genus Megalomyrmex Forel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae), with the description of thirteen new species. Arq. Zool. (São Paulo) 31: 411-481 (page 436, male described)
  • Brandão, C. R. F. 2003. Further revisionary studies on the ant gentus Megalomyrmex Forel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Pap. Avulsos Zool. (São Paulo) 43: 145-159 (page 152, Junior synonym of foreli)
  • Emery, C. 1890c. Studii sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 22: 38-80 (page 47, (footnote) pl. 5, fig. 4 worker described (diagnosis in key))