Myrmicaria opaciventris congolensis

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Myrmicaria opaciventris congolensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Myrmicaria
Species: M. opaciventris
Subspecies: M. opaciventris congolensis
Trinomial name
Myrmicaria opaciventris congolensis
Forel, 1909

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Syntype Specimen Label

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroun, Democratic Republic of Congo (type locality), Kenya.


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • congolensis. Myrmicaria eumenoides var. congolensis Forel, 1909b: 59 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Forel, 1913h: 354 (m.); Santschi, 1925c: 150 (q.). Senior synonym of nitida: Forel, 1910e: 421. Subspecies of eumenoides: Santschi, 1914b: 115; Santschi, 1914d: 342; of natalensis: Emery, 1922e: 123. Currently subspecies of opaciventris: Santschi, 1925c: 149.
  • nitida. Myrmicaria nitida Stitz, 1910: 133 (w.) CAMEROUN. Junior synonym of congolensis: Forel, 1910e: 421.

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 123, Stirps/subspecies of natalensis)
  • Forel, A. 1909b. Fourmis du Musée de Bruxelles. Fourmis de Benguela récoltées par M. Creighton Wellman, et fourmis du Congo récoltées par MM. Luja, Kohl et Laurent. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 53: 51-73 (page 59, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1910f. Note sur quelques fourmis d'Afrique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 54: 421-458 (page 421, Senior synonym of nitida)
  • Forel, A. 1913i. Quelques fourmis du Musée du Congo Belge (1). Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 57: 347-359 (page 354, male described)
  • Santschi, F. 1914b. Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale, 1911-1912. Résultats scientifiques. Insectes Hyménoptères. II. Formicidae. Paris: Libr. A. Schulz, pp. 41-148. (page 115, Stirps/subspecies of eumenoides)
  • Santschi, F. 1914d. Formicides de l'Afrique occidentale et australe du voyage de Mr. le Professeur F. Silvestri. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 8: 309-385 (page 342, Stirps/subspecies of eumenoides)
  • Santschi, F. 1925c [1924]. Révision des Myrmicaria d'Afrique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 64: 133-176 (page 150, queen described)
  • Santschi, F. 1925c [1924]. Révision des Myrmicaria d'Afrique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 64: 133-176 (page 149, Stirps/subspecies of opaciventris)