Forelius chalybaeus

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Forelius chalybaeus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Forelius
Species: F. chalybaeus
Binomial name
Forelius chalybaeus
Emery, 1906

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • chalybaeus. Forelius chalybaeus Emery, 1906c: 176 (w.q.m.) ARGENTINA. Senior synonym of minor, paucistricta, personata: Cuezzo, 2000: 239. See also: Gallardo, 1916a: 84.
  • minor. Forelius chalybaeus var. minor Forel, 1913l: 241 (w.) ARGENTINA. Raised to species: Kusnezov, 1957b: 16 (in key). Junior synonym of chalybaeus: Cuezzo, 2000: 239.
  • paucistricta. Forelius chalybaeus var. paucistricta Santschi, 1916e: 391 (w.) ARGENTINA. [Misspelled as paucistriatus by Kempf, 1972a: 109.] Junior synonym of chalybaeus: Cuezzo, 2000: 239.
  • personata. Forelius chalybaeus var. personata Santschi, 1922b: 375 (w.) ARGENTINA. Junior synonym of chalybaeus: Cuezzo, 2000: 239.



  • Cuezzo, F. 2000. Revisión del género Forelius (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dolichoderinae). Sociobiology 35: 197-275 (page 239, Senior synonym of minor, paucistricta and personata)
  • Emery, C. 1906c [1905]. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. XXVI. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 37: 107-194 (page 176, worker, queen, male described)
  • Gallardo, A. 1916b. Las hormigas de la República Argentina. Subfamilia Dolicoderinas. An. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. B. Aires 28: 1-130 (page 84, see also)