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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Endiodioctes
Snelling, R.R., 1976
Type species
Myrmecocystus melliger

Myrmecocystus melliger casent0103518 profile 1.jpg

Myrmecocystus melliger casent0103518 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels

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


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

  • ENDIODIOCTES [junior synonym of Myrmecocystus]
    • Endiodioctes Snelling, R.R. 1976: 25 [as subgenus of Myrmecocystus]. Type-species: Myrmecocystus melliger, by original designation.
    • Endiodioctes junior synonym of Myrmecocystus: Snelling, R.R. 1981: 403.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 99, Endiodioctes as junior synonym of Myrmecocystus)
  • Snelling, R. R. 1976. A revision of the honey ants, genus Myrmecocystus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angel. Cty. Sci. Bull. 24: 1-163 (page 25, Endiodioctes as subgenus of Myrmecocystus)
  • Snelling, R. R. 1981. Systematics of social Hymenoptera. Pp. 369-453 in: Hermann, H. R. (ed.) Social insects. Volume 2. New York: Academic Press, xiii + 491 pp. (page 403, Endiodioctes as junior synonym of Myrmecocystus)