Forelius pusillus

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Forelius pusillus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Forelius
Species: F. pusillus
Binomial name
Forelius pusillus
Santschi, 1922

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Neotropical Region: Argentina (type locality), Paraguay.

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

  • pusillus. Forelius breviscapus var. pusillus Santschi, 1922b: 374 (w.) ARGENTINA. Raised to species and senior synonym of tucumanus: Cuezzo, 2000: 263.
  • tucumanus. Neoforelius tucumanus Kusnezov, 1953b: 330, figs. 1-12 (w.q.m.) ARGENTINA. Combination in Forelius: Shattuck, 1992c: 95. Junior synonym of pusillus: Cuezzo, 2000: 263.



  • Cuezzo, F. 2000. Revisión del género Forelius (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dolichoderinae). Sociobiology 35: 197-275 (page 263, Raised to species and senior synonym of tucumanus)
  • Santschi, F. 1922c. Myrmicines, dolichodérines et autres formicides néotropiques. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 54: 345-378 (page 374, worker described)