Formica pallidinervis

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Formica pallidinervis
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Camponotus lateralis)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: Formica pallidinervis
Brullé, 1833

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Camponotus lateralis.


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

  • pallidinervis. Formica pallidinervis Brullé, 1833: 326 (m.) GREECE.
    • Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 1.
    • Junior synonym of aethiops: Roger, 1863b: 1.
    • Junior synonym of lateralis: Roger, 1861b: 163; Mayr, 1863: 399.

Taxonomic Notes

This taxon has been described based on a male from Peloponnesus in Greece. The whereabouts of the type are unknown and the original description is insufficient – the more as males are generally poorly studied. The only possible conclusions seems to be that it is an ant of the subfamily Formicinae (Seifert, 2019).