Formica edax

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Formica edax
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Pheidole megacephala)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: Formica edax
Forskål, 1775

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


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

  • edax. Formica edax Forskål, 1775: 84 (w.) EGYPT. Junior synonym of megacephala: Emery, 1892b: 160; Dalla Torre, 1892: 90. [If synonymy correct then edax is the senior name; however, under Art. 23.9 of ICZN (1999) edax is a nomen oblitum.]