Melophorus pilosulus

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Melophorus pilosulus
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Lasiophanes valdiviensis)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Melophorini
Genus: Lasiophanes
Species: Melophorus pilosulus
Emery, 1922

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

Nomenclature

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

  • pilosulus. Melophorus (Lasiophanes) pilosulus Emery, 1922a: 93 (w.) CHILE. [Misspelled as pilosa by Santschi, 1922d: 259.] Junior synonym of picinus: Kusnezov, 1952c: 92; of valdiviensis: Snelling & Hunt, 1976: 108.

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