Nylanderia madagascarensis rufescens

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Nylanderia madagascarensis rufescens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Nylanderia
Species: N. madagascarensis
Subspecies: N. madagascarensis rufescens
Trinomial name
Nylanderia madagascarensis rufescens
(Wheeler, W.M., 1922)

Paratrechina madagascarensis rufescens casent0101833 profile 1.jpg

Paratrechina madagascarensis rufescens casent0101833 dorsal 1.jpg

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Malagasy Region: Seychelles.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • rufescens. Prenolepis (Nylanderia) madagascarensis var. rufescens Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 1038 (w.) MADAGASCAR. [First available use of Prenolepis ellisii subsp. madagascarensis var. rufescens Forel, 1907g: 88; unavailable name.] Combination in Paratrechina (Nylanderia): Emery, 1925b: 219; in Nylanderia: LaPolla, Brady & Shattuck, 2010a: 127.



  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 219, Combination in Paratrechina (Nylanderia))
  • Forel, A. 1892l. Nouvelles espèces de Formicides de Madagascar (récoltées par M. Sikora). Première série. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 36: 516-535 (page 516, see also)
  • Forel, A. 1907i. Ameisen von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika. Wiss. Ergeb. Reise Ostafr. 2: 75-92 (page 88, First available use of Prenolepis ellisii subsp. madagascarensis var. rufescens Forel, 1907; unavailable name)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922k. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. IX. A synonymic list of the ants of the Malagasy region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 4 45: 1005-1055 (page 1038, worker described)