Prolasius formicoides

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Prolasius formicoides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Melophorini
Genus: Prolasius
Species: P. formicoides
Binomial name
Prolasius formicoides
(Forel, 1902)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • formicoides. Melophorus formicoides Forel, 1902h: 483 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Prolasius: Wheeler, W.M. 1935c: 71. Subspecies of nitidissimus: McAreavey, 1947: 24. Revived status as species: Taylor, 1992a: 65.

Type Material



  • Forel, A. 1902j. Fourmis nouvelles d'Australie. Rev. Suisse Zool. 10: 405-548 (page 483, worker, queen described)
  • McAreavey, J. 1947. New species of the genera Prolasius Forel and Melophorus Lubbock (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Mem. Natl. Mus. Vic. 15: 7-27 (page 24, Variety of nitidissimus)
  • Taylor, R. W. 1992a. Nomenclature and distribution of some Australian and New Guinean ants of the subfamily Formicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Aust. Entomol. Soc. 31: 57-69 (page 65, Revived status as species)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1935c. Myrmecological notes. Psyche (Camb.) 42: 68-72 (page 71, Combination in Prolasius)