Iridomyrmex aspidocoptus

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Iridomyrmex aspidocoptus
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Linepithema leucomelas)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Linepithema
Species: Iridomyrmex aspidocoptus
Kempf, 1969

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

Nomenclature

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

  • aspidocoptus. Iridomyrmex aspidocoptus Kempf, 1969: 295, figs. 10, 11 (w.) BRAZIL. Combination in Linepithema: Shattuck, 1992a: 16. Junior synonym of leucomelas: Wild, 2007a: 81.

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