Mycetomoellerius farinosus

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Mycetomoellerius farinosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Mycetomoellerius
Species: M. farinosus
Binomial name
Mycetomoellerius farinosus
(Emery, 1894)

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality), Ecuador, Guyana, Peru.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • farinosus. Atta (Trachymyrmex) farinosa Emery, 1894c: 221 (w.) BRAZIL.
    • Combination in Trachymyrmex: Gallardo, 1916b: 242.
    • Combination in Mycetomoellerius: Solomon et al., 2019: 948.
    • Senior synonym of trifurcatus: Weber, 1958b: 51.
  • trifurcatus. Trachymyrmex trifurcatus Weber, 1938b: 199 (w.) GUYANA.
    • Junior synonym of farinosus: Weber, 1958b: 51.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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