Aphaenogaster smythiesi sinensis

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Aphaenogaster smythiesi sinensis
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Aphaenogaster japonica)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: Aphaenogaster smythiesi sinensis
Wheeler, W.M., 1928

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


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

  • sinensis. Aphaenogaster smythiesi subsp. sinensis Wheeler, W.M. 1928c: 9 (w.) CHINA. Wheeler, W.M. 1929f: 2 (q.m.). Raised to species: Arnol'di, 1976b: 1022. Junior synonym of japonica: Wu, J. & Wang, 1995: 114. See also: Kupyanskaya, 1990: 119.