Aphaenogaster phillipi

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Aphaenogaster phillipi
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Aphaenogaster lepida)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: Aphaenogaster phillipi
Menozzi, 1932

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


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

  • phillipi. Aphaenogaster phillipi Menozzi, 1932b: 311 (footnote). Unnecessary (second) replacement name for silvestrii Wheeler, W.M. 1929g: 37. [Junior primary homonym of silvestrii Menozzi, 1929b: 282.] Junior synonym of lepida (first replacement name): Brown, 1954d: 10.


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 72, catalogue)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1954d. The synonymy of the ant Aphaenogaster lepida Wheeler. Pan-Pac. Entomol. 30: 10. (page 10, junior synonym of lepida (first replacement name))
  • Menozzi, C. 1929c. Una nuova specie di Formica del genere Aphaenogaster Mayr del Nord America. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 22: 282-284 (page 282, junior primary homonym of silvestrii Menozzi, 1929)
  • Menozzi, C. 1932b. Formiche del Nord America raccolte dal Prof. F. Silvestri. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 26: 310-312 (page 311, (footnote); Aphaenogaster)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1929h. Ants collected by Professor F. Silvestri in Formosa, the Malay Peninsula and the Philippines. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 24: 27-64 (page 37, unnecessary (second) replacement name for silvestrii Wheeler)