Oecophylla sicula

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Oecophylla sicula
Temporal range: Late/Upper Miocene
Sicilian amber, Italy
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Oecophyllini
Genus: Oecophylla
Species: O. sicula
Binomial name
Oecophylla sicula
Emery, 1891

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Sicilian amber (Miocene).

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • sicula. †Oecophylla sicula Emery, 1891a: 156, pl. 3, figs. 36, 37 (w.) SICILIAN AMBER (Miocene).

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1891b. Le formiche dell'ambra Siciliana nel Museo Mineralogico dell'Università di Bologna. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (5)1:141-165 (page 156, pl. 3, figs. 36, 37 worker described)