Oecophylla kolhapurensis

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Oecophylla kolhapurensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Oecophyllini
Genus: Oecophylla
Species: O. kolhapurensis
Binomial name
Oecophylla kolhapurensis
Kurane, Bhoje & Sathe, 2015

This recently described species of Oecophylla is undoubtedly a junior synonym of the common and widespread Oecophylla smaragdina.


According to the key this species runs close to Oecophylla smaragdina by having following characters (Bingham, 1903):

  1. Colour pattern
  2. Size
  3. Clypeus strongly convex

However, it differs from above species by following characters,

  1. Eyes more larger
  2. Body proportion length and width
  3. Legs shorter (longer in O. smaragdina)
  4. Flagellar formula : 1L/W=2.1, 3L/W = 2.1 , 4L/W = 2.4 , A=2.2


Distribution based on type material

India (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.

  • kolhapurensis. Oecophylla kolhapurensis Kurane, Bhoje & Sathe, 2015: 39, figs. 1-5 (cited in paper, missing from PDF) (w.) INDIA.

Type Material

  • Holotype, worker, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India, 13 November 2014, Kurane, S.H.; head, antenna, legs and abdomen mounted on the card sheet.
  • Paratype, 2 workers, Kolhapur, India, 4 March 2012, Kurane, S.H..
  • Paratype, 3 workers, Kagal, India, 17 March 2013, Kurane, S.H..
  • Paratype, 2 workers, Panhala, India, 19 November 2014, Kurane, S.H..