Iridomyrmex detectus castrae

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Iridomyrmex detectus castrae
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Iridomyrmex purpureus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Iridomyrmex
Species: Iridomyrmex detectus castrae
Viehmeyer, 1925

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

Nomenclature

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

  • castrae. Iridomyrmex detectus var. castrae Viehmeyer, 1925a: 31 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Subspecies of purpureus: Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 102. Junior synonym of purpureus: Shattuck, 1993a: 128.

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