Myrmelachista gagatina

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Myrmelachista gagatina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Myrmelachistini
Genus: Myrmelachista
Species: M. gagatina
Binomial name
Myrmelachista gagatina
Emery, 1894

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Brazil (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • gagatina. Myrmelachista gagatina Emery, 1894g: 377 (footnote) (w.) BRAZIL. Combination in M. (Decamera): Santschi, 1922b: 376; in M. (Hincksidris): Kempf, 1972a: 149. Senior synonym of ina: Kempf, 1978: 37.
  • ina. Myrmelachista ina Kusnezov, 1969: 33 (w.) ARGENTINA. Junior synonym of gagatina: Kempf, 1978: 37.



  • Emery, C. 1888c [1887]. Formiche della provincia di Rio Grande do Sûl nel Brasile, raccolte dal dott. Hermann von Ihering. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 19: 352-366 (page 377, (footnote) worker described)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 149, Combination in M. (Hincksidris))
  • Kempf, W. W. 1978b. Five new synonyms for the Argentine ant fauna (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). 112. Stud. Entomol. 20: 35-38 (page 37, Senior synonym of ina)
  • Santschi, F. 1922c. Myrmicines, dolichodérines et autres formicides néotropiques. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 54: 345-378 (page 376, Combination in M. (Decamera))