Melophorus iridescens fraudatrix

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Melophorus iridescens fraudatrix
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Melophorus aeneovirens)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Melophorini
Genus: Melophorus
Species: Melophorus iridescens fraudatrix
Forel, 1915

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


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

  • fraudatrix. Melophorus iridescens var. fraudatrix Forel, 1915b: 87 (footnote) (w.) AUSTRALIA.
    • Subspecies of iridescens: Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 123.
    • Junior synonym of aeneovirens: Heterick, Castalanelli & Shattuck, 2007: 76.