Acropyga kathrynae

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Acropyga kathrynae
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Acropyga smithii)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Acropyga
Species: Acropyga kathrynae
Weber, 1944

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


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

  • kathrynae. Acropyga (Rhizomyrma) kathrynae Weber, 1944: 114, fig. 12 (w.) TRINIDAD. Junior synonym of smithii: LaPolla, 2004a: 43.


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 57, catalogue)
  • LaPolla, J. S. 2004. Acropyga (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the World. The American Entomological Institute 33(3): 1-130 (page 43, junior synonym of smithii)
  • Weber, N. A. 1944b. The neotropical coccid-tending ants of the genus Acropyga Roger. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 37: 89-122 (page 114, fig. 12 worker described)