Vollenhovia oblonga alluaudi

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Vollenhovia oblonga alluaudi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Vollenhovia
Species: V. oblonga
Subspecies: V. oblonga alluaudi
Trinomial name
Vollenhovia oblonga alluaudi
Emery, 1894

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Vollenhovia oblonga alluaudi casent0191433 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia.
Malagasy Region: Seychelles (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • alluaudi. Vollenhovia laevithorax subsp. alluaudi Emery, 1894a: 68 (w.) SEYCHELLES IS.
    • Forel, 1912k: 162 (q.).
    • Subspecies of laevithorax: Forel, 1912k: 162; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 1026; Ettershank, 1966: 149; Dorow, 1996a: 82.
    • Subspecies of oblonga: Emery, 1897d: 560 (in text); Emery, 1914f: 406; Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 82; Emery, 1922e: 164; Bolton, 1995b: 422.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 422, catalogue, subspecies of oblonga)
  • Emery, C. 1894b. Mission scientifique de M. Ch. Alluaud aux îles Séchelles (mars, avril, mai 1892). 2e mémoire. Formicides. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 63: 67-72 (page 68, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1914f. Les fourmis de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et des îles Loyalty. Nova Caled. A Zool. 1: 393-437 (page 406, subspecies of oblonga)
  • Ettershank, G. 1966. A generic revision of the world Myrmicinae related to Solenopsis and Pheidologeton (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Aust. J. Zool. 14: 73-171 (page 149, as a subspecies of laevithorax)
  • Fisher, B. L. 1997a. Biogeography and ecology of the ant fauna of Madagascar (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Nat. Hist. 31: 269-302 (see also)
  • Forel, A. 1912l. The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905, under the leadership of Mr. J. Stanley Gardiner, M.A. Volume 4. No. XI. Fourmis des Seychelles et des Aldabras, reçues de M. Hugh Scott. Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. (2) 15: (page 162, queen described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922k. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. IX. A synonymic list of the ants of the Malagasy region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 4 45: 1005-1055 (page 1026, subspecies of laevithorax)