Myopias bidens polita

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Myopias bidens polita
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Myopias
Species: M. bidens
Subspecies: M. bidens polita
Trinomial name
Myopias bidens polita
(Stitz, 1925)



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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Philippines (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • polita. Trapeziopelta bidens var. polita Stitz, 1925: 112 (w.q.) PHILIPPINES (Palawan I.).
    • Type-material: syntype workers, syntype queens (numbers not stated, “a number”).
    • Type-locality: Philippines: Palawan, Binaluan, 1913 (Boettcher).
    • Type-depository: MNHU.
    • Combination in Myopias: Bolton, 1995b: 270.
    • Subspecies of bidens: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 75; Baltazar, 1966: 247; Bolton, 1995b: 270.
    • Distribution: Philippines (Palawan).



  • Baltazar, C. R. 1966. A catalogue of Philippine Hymenoptera (with a bibliography, 1758-1963). Pac. Insects Monogr. 8: 1-488 (page 247, listed)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 270, Combination in Myopias)
  • Stitz, H. 1925c. Ameisen von den Philippinen, den malayischen und ozeanischen Inseln. Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berl. 1923: 110-136 (page 112, worker, queen described)