Vollenhovia pertinax

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Vollenhovia pertinax
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Vollenhovia
Species: V. pertinax
Binomial name
Vollenhovia pertinax
(Smith, F., 1861)

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia (type locality), Sulawesi.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • pertinax. Myrmica pertinax Smith, F. 1861b: 46 (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi). Combination in Vollenhovia: Donisthorpe, 1932c: 468.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Myrmica pertinax

Two worker syntypes in Oxford University Museum of Natural History, one worker syntype in The Natural History Museum. Labelled “Tond.” (= Tondano, Sulawesi). Each syntype on a separate stage card, each card with the letter “d” in bottom left hand corner.

Description

References

The following references are based on the 2007 CD version of the Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 423, catalogue)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1932c. On the identity of Smith's types of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) collected by Alfred Russell Wallace in the Malay Archipelago, with descriptions of two new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(10): 441-476 (page 468, combination in Vollenhovia)
  • Smith, F. 1861b. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace in the islands of Ceram, Celebes, Ternate, and Gilolo. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 6: 36-48 (page 46, worker described)

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