Pheidole opaca apterostigmoides

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Pheidole opaca apterostigmoides
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Pheidole vorax)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: Pheidole opaca apterostigmoides
Weber, 1943

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

Nomenclature

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

  • apterostigmoides. Pheidole opaca subsp. apterostigmoides Weber, 1943b: 71, fig. 3 (s.w.) TRINIDAD. Subspecies of cephalica: Kempf, 1972a: 188. Junior synonym of cephalica: Wilson, 2003: 674; of vorax: Longino, 2009: 86.

References

  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 188, subspecies of cephalica)
  • Weber, N. A. 1943b. New ants from Venezuela and neighboring countries. Bol. Entomol. Venez. 2: 67-78 (page 71, fig. 3 soldier, worker described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, [ix] + 794 pp.: 794pp (page 674, Junior synonym of cephalica)