Prenolepis sphingthoraxa

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Prenolepis sphingthoraxa
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Nylanderia flaviabdominis)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Nylanderia
Species: Prenolepis sphingthoraxa
Zhou & Zheng, 1998

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


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

  • sphingthoraxa. Prenolepis sphingthoraxa Zhou & Zheng, 1998a: 42, figs. 1, 2 (w.) CHINA.
    • Status as species: Zhou, 2001b: 170.
    • Junior synonym of flaviabdominis: Williams & LaPolla, 2016: 246.


  • Williams, J.L., LaPolla, J.S. 2016. Taxonomic revision and phylogeny of the ant genus Prenolepis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). 4200: 201–258 (DOI 10.11646/zootaxa.4200.2.1).
  • Zhou, S.; Zheng, Z. 1998a. Three new species and a new record species of tribe Prenolepidini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Guangxi, China. Entomol. Sin. 5: 42-46 (page 42, figs. 1, 2 worker described)