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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Aporomyrmex
Faber, 1969
Type species
Aporomyrmex ampeloni, now Plagiolepis ampeloni

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Specimen Labels

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Plagiolepis.


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

  • APOROMYRMEX [junior synonym of Plagiolepis]
    • Aporomyrmex Faber, 1969: 52. Type-species: Aporomyrmex ampeloni, by original designation.
    • Aporomyrmex junior synonym of Plagiolepis: Bolton, 1994: 51.


  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 51, Aporomyrmex as junior synonym of Plagiolepis )
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 105, Aporomyrmex as junior synonym of Plagiolepis )
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1973b. A comparison of the Hylean and Congo-West African rain forest ant faunas. Pp. 161-185 in: Meggers, B. J., Ayensu, E. S., Duckworth, W. D. (eds.) Tropical forest ecosystems in Africa and South America: a comparative review. Wash (page 178, Aporomyrmex as junior synonym of Plagiolepis (provisional))
  • Faber, W. 1969. Beiträge zur Kenntnis sozialparasitischer Ameisen. 2. Aporomyrmex ampeloni nov. gen., nov. spec. (Hym. Formicidae), ein neuer permanenter Sozialparasit bei Plagiolepis vindobonensis Lomnicki aus Österreich. Pflanzenschutz Ber. 39: 39-100 (page 52, Aporomyrmex in Formicinae (by implication))