Myrmecocystus melligera

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Myrmecocystus melligera
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Myrmecocystus
Species: M. melligera
Binomial name
Myrmecocystus melligera
(Llave, 1832)

This taxon is considered to be unidentifiable and its identity is uncertain.



Distribution based on type material

Mexico (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • melligera. Formica melligera Llave, 1832: 463 (w.) MEXICO. Unidentifiable taxon, possibly cognate with melliger; incertae sedis in Myrmecocystus: Bolton, 1995b: 275. See also: Snelling, R.R. 1976: 31.



  • Llave, P. de la. 1832. Sobre las busileras u hormigas de miel. Regist. Trimest. Colecc. Mem. Hist. Lit. Cienc. Artes 1: 455-463 (page 463, worker described)
  • Snelling, R. R. 1976. A revision of the honey ants, genus Myrmecocystus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angel. Cty. Sci. Bull. 24: 1-163 (page 31, see also)