Pogonomyrmex vermiculatus

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Pogonomyrmex vermiculatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Pogonomyrmecini
Genus: Pogonomyrmex
Species group: rastratus
Species: P. vermiculatus
Binomial name
Pogonomyrmex vermiculatus
Emery, 1906

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina (type locality), Chile.

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

  • semistriata. Pogonomyrmex bispinosus var. semistriata Emery, 1906c: 158 (w.q.) CHILE. Junior synonym of vermiculatus: Snelling & Hunt, 1976: 75.
  • spinolae. Pogonomyrmex bispinosus var. spinolae Emery, 1906c: 158 (q.) CHILE. Santschi, 1925d: 223 (w.). Junior synonym of vermiculatus: Snelling & Hunt, 1976: 75.
  • vermiculatus. Pogonomyrmex vermiculatus Emery, 1906c: 157 (w.) ARGENTINA. Senior synonym of intermedia, semistriata, spinolae: Snelling & Hunt, 1976: 75. Current subspecies: nominal plus chubutensis.
  • intermedia. Pogonomyrmex bispinosus var. intermedia Menozzi, 1935c: 320 (w.) CHILE. Junior synonym of vermiculatus: Snelling & Hunt, 1976: 75.



  • Emery, C. 1906c [1905]. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. XXVI. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 37: 107-194 (page 157, worker described)
  • Snelling, R. R.; Hunt, J. H. 1975. The ants of Chile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Chil. Entomol. 9: 63-129 (page 75, Senior synonym of intermedia, semistriata and spinolae)