Sericomyrmex opacus muelleri

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Sericomyrmex opacus muelleri
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Sericomyrmex mayri)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Sericomyrmex
Species: Sericomyrmex opacus muelleri
Forel, 1912

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


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

  • muelleri. Sericomyrmex opacus var. muelleri Forel, 1912e: 195 (q.) BRAZIL.
    • Subspecies of opacus: Emery, 1924d: 339; Borgmeier, 1927c: 128; Kempf, 1972a: 229; Bolton, 1995b: 382.
    • Junior synonym of mayri: Ješovnik & Schultz, 2017b: 202.


  • Forel, A. 1912f. Formicides néotropiques. Part II. 3me sous-famille Myrmicinae Lep. (Attini, Dacetii, Cryptocerini). Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 19: 179-209 (page 195, queen described)
  • Ješovnik, A., Schultz, T.R. 2017a. Revision of the fungus-farming ant genus Sericomyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae). ZooKeys, 670, 1–109 (DOI 10.3897/zookeys.670.11839).
  • Ješovnik, A. & Schultz, T.R. 2017b. Corrigenda to Ješovnik, A. & Schultz, T.R. 2017a. ZooKeys 691: 201-204.