Plectroctena caffra major

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Plectroctena caffra major
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Plectroctena mandibularis)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Plectroctena
Species: Plectroctena caffra major
Forel, 1894

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


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

  • major. Plectroctena caffra r. major Forel, 1894b: 74 (ergatoid q., not w.) MOZAMBIQUE. Arnold, 1915: 86 (w.). Subspecies of mandibularis: Emery, 1911d: 95; Santschi, 1914b: 54. Junior synonym of mandibularis: Emery, 1899e: 469; Bolton, 1974c: 330.