Nylanderia amia

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Nylanderia amia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Nylanderia
Species: N. amia
Binomial name
Nylanderia amia
(Forel, 1913)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Taiwan (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: Japan.

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.

  • amia. Prenolepis (Nylanderia) bourbonica var. amia Forel, 1913f: 197 (w.q.) TAIWAN. Combination in Paratechina (Nylanderia): Emery, 1925b: 219; in Nylanderia: LaPolla, Brady & Shattuck, 2010a: 127. Raised to species: Terayama, 1999c: 61.



  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 219, Combination in Paratrechina (Nylanderia))
  • Forel, A. 1913g. H. Sauter's Formosa-Ausbeute: Formicidae II. Arch. Naturgesch. (A)79(6 6: 183-202 (page 197, worker, queen described)
  • Terayama, M. 1999c. Taxonomic studies of the Japanese Formicidae, Part 5. Genus Paratrechina Motschoulsky. Mem. Myrmecol. Soc. Jpn. 1: 49-64 (page 61, Raised to species)