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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Wheeleria
Forel, 1905
Type species
Wheeleria santschii, now Monomorium santschii

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Specimen Labels

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Monomorium.


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

  • WHEELERIA [junior homonym; see Wheeleriella]
    • Wheeleria Forel, 1905b: 171. Type-species: Wheeleria santschii, by monotypy. [Junior homonym of Wheeleria Tutt, 1905: 37 (Lepidoptera).]
    • Wheeleriella Forel, 1907f: 145, replacement name for Wheeleria Forel.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 212, Wheeleria as junior synonym of Monomorium)
  • Forel, A. 1905e. Miscellanea myrmécologiques II (1905). Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 49: 155-185 (page 171, Wheeleria as genus; Wheeleria as junior homonym of Wheeleria Tutt, 1905)
  • Forel, A. 1907a. Nova speco kaj nova gentonomo de formikoj. Int. Sci. Rev. 4: 144-145 (page 145, Wheeleriella Forel, replacement name for Wheeleria Forel)
  • Tutt, J. W. 1905. Types of the genera of the agdistid, alucitid and orneodid plume moths. Entomol. Rec. J. Var. 17: 34-37 (page 37, Wheeleria Tutt, 1905 (Lepidoptera) senior homonym of Wheeleria Forel, 1905)