Myrmecia spadicea

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Myrmecia spadicea
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Myrmecia simillima)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Tribe: Myrmeciini
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: Myrmecia spadicea
Mayr, 1862

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

Nomenclature

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

  • spadicea. Myrmecia spadicea Mayr, 1862: 724 (diagnosis in key) (w.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of tricolor: Emery, 1911d: 20; of nigriventris: Forel, 1910b: 7; Clark, 1951: 45.

References

  • Clark, J. 1951. The Formicidae of Australia. Vol. 1. Subfamily Myrmeciinae. Melbourne: CSIRO, 230 pp. (page 45, Junior synonym of nigriventris)
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 20, Junior synonym of tricolor)
  • Forel, A. 1910b. Formicides australiens reçus de MM. Froggatt et Rowland Turner. Rev. Suisse Zool. 18: 1-94 (page 7, Junior synonym of nigriventris)
  • Mayr, G. 1862. Myrmecologische Studien. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 12: 649-776 (page 724, (diagnosis in key) worker described)