Myrmica margaritae formosae

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Myrmica margaritae formosae
Scientific classification (junior homonym, replaced by Myrmica pulchella)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Myrmica
Species: Myrmica margaritae formosae
Wheeler, W.M., 1929

This taxon is a junior homonym and has been replaced by Myrmica pulchella.


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

  • formosae. Myrmica margaritae var. formosae Wheeler, W.M. 1929g: 37 (w.) TAIWAN. [Myrmica margaritae var. formosae Wheeler, W.M. 1928c: 9. Nomen nudum.] [Junior primary homonym of formosa Smith, F. 1858b: 128, above.] Subspecies of ritae: Weber, 1950b: 220. Raised to species: Radchenko, 1994a: 44. Senior synonym of pulchella: Radchenko & Elmes, 1998: 7; hence pulchella first available replacement name for this taxon: Radchenko & Elmes, 2010: 221.