Neoclystopsenella luffae

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Neoclystopsenella luffae
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Tapinoma melanocephalum)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Tapinoma
Species: Neoclystopsenella luffae
Kurian, 1955

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

Nomenclature

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

  • luffae. Neoclystopsenella luffae Kurian, 1955: 133, figs. 249-255 (m.) INDIA (National Capital Territory).
    • Combination in Tapinoma: Brown, 1988a: 337.
    • Status as species: Shattuck, 1994: 146; Bolton, 1995b: 400.
    • Junior synonym of melanocephalum: Guerrero, 2018: 500.

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