Myrmecocystus melliger hortusdeorum

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Myrmecocystus melliger hortusdeorum
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Myrmecocystus mexicanus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Myrmecocystus
Species: Myrmecocystus melliger hortusdeorum
McCook, 1881

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


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

  • hortusdeorum. Myrmecocystus melliger var. hortusdeorum McCook, 1881b: 69, pl. 7, figs. 37-39, 47, 48, 50; pl. 10, figs. 72, 73, 75-81 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Forel, 1886f: 202 (q.m.). Raised to species: Forel, 1886f: 202. Subspecies of mexicanus: Emery, 1893i: 666; Creighton, 1950a: 446. Junior synonym of mexicanus: Snelling, R.R. 1976: 120.