Melophorus turneri aesopus

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Melophorus turneri aesopus
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Melophorus turneri)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Melophorini
Genus: Melophorus
Species: Melophorus turneri aesopus
Forel, 1910

Melophorus turneri aesopus casent0172012 profile 1.jpg

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Specimen labels

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


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

  • aesopus. Melophorus turneri subsp. aesopus Forel, 1910b: 64 (s.w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA.
    • Subspecies of turneri: Emery, 1925b: 12; Clark, 1938: 375; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 125; Bolton, 1995b: 250.
    • Junior synonym of turneri: Heterick, et al. 2017: 315.