Forelius rubriceps

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Forelius rubriceps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Forelius
Species: F. rubriceps
Binomial name
Forelius rubriceps
Gallardo, 1916

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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.

  • rubriceps. Forelius chalybaeus var. rubriceps Gallardo, 1916a: 85 (w.q.m.) ARGENTINA. [First available use of Forelius chalybaeus r. grandis var. rubriceps Forel, 1914d: 286; unavailable name.] Raised to species: Kusnezov, 1957b: 17 (in key). See also:Cuezzo, 2000: 265.



  • Cuezzo, F. 2000. Revisión del género Forelius (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dolichoderinae). Sociobiology 35: 197-275 (page 265, see also)
  • Gallardo, A. 1916b. Las hormigas de la República Argentina. Subfamilia Dolicoderinas. An. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. B. Aires 28: 1-130 (page 85, worker, queen, male described)
  • Kusnezov, N. 1957e. Nuevas especies de hormigas (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Rev. Soc. Urug. Entomol. 2: 7-18 (page 17, Raised to species (in key))