Myrmicaria fodiens

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Myrmicaria fodiens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Myrmicaria
Species: M. fodiens
Binomial name
Myrmicaria fodiens
(Jerdon, 1851)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • fodiens. Myrmica fodicus Jerdon, 1851: 115 (w.q.) INDIA. [Justified emendation of spelling to fodiens: Jerdon, 1854a: 55.] Combination in Myrmicaria: Emery, 1892b: 166. Junior synonym of carinata: Emery, 1892b: 166. Junior synonym of brunnea: Forel, 1903a: 708; Bingham, 1903: 118; Emery, 1922e: 122. Subspecies of brunnea: Santschi, 1925c: 176; Karavaiev, 1935a: 84 (in key). Status as species: Mayr, 1863: 432; Dalla Torre, 1893: 155; Emery, 1893e: 219; Emery, 1900d: 691; Stitz, 1925: 118; Bolton, 1995b: 285. Senior synonym of crinita: Emery, 1893e: 219.
  • crinita. Physatta crinita Smith, F. 1858b: 171 (q.) INDIA. Junior synonym of fodica: Emery, 1893e: 219.



  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 118, Junior synonym of brunnea)
  • Emery, C. 1892c [1891]. Note sinonimiche sulle formiche. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 23: 159-167 (page 166, Combination in Myrmicaria, and spelling emended to fodiens (maintained as such by subsequent authors); unjustified emendation)
  • Emery, C. 1892c [1891]. Note sinonimiche sulle formiche. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 23: 159-167 (page 166, Junior synonym of carinata)
  • Emery, C. 1893g. Formicides de l'Archipel Malais. Rev. Suisse Zool. 1: 187-229 (page 219, Revived from synonymy, and senior synonym of crinita)
  • Forel, A. 1903a. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part X. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 14: 679-715 (page 708, Junior synonym of brunnea)
  • Jerdon, T. C. 1851. A catalogue of the species of ants found in Southern India. Madras J. Lit. Sci. 17: 103-127 (page 115, worker, queen described)
  • Santschi, F. 1925c [1924]. Révision des Myrmicaria d'Afrique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 64: 133-176 (page 176, Revived from synonymy as variety of brunnea)
  • Stitz, H. 1925c. Ameisen von den Philippinen, den malayischen und ozeanischen Inseln. Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berl. 1923: 110-136 (page 118, Revived status as species)