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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Heptastruma
Weber, 1934
Type species
Heptastruma wheeleri, now Rhopalothrix weberi

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Specimen Labels

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


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

  • HEPTASTRUMA [junior synonym of Rhopalothrix]
    • Heptastruma Weber, 1934a: 54. Type-species: Heptastruma wheeleri (junior secondary homonym in Rhopalothrix, replaced by Rhopalothrix weberi), by original designation.
    • Heptastruma junior synonym of Rhopalothrix: Brown & Kempf, 1960: 230.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 185, Heptastruma as junior synonym of Rhopalothrix)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1948e. A preliminary generic revision of the higher Dacetini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 74: 101-129 (page 102, Heptastruma in Myrmicinae, Dacetini)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1949h. Revision of the ant tribe Dacetini: IV. Some genera properly excluded from the Dacetini, with the establishment of the Basicerotini new tribe. Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 75: 83-96 (page 94, Heptastruma in Myrmicinae, Basicerotini)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr.; Kempf, W. W. 1960. A world revision of the ant tribe Basicerotini. Stud. Entomol. (n.s.) 3: 161-250 (page 230, Heptastruma as junior synonym of Rhopalothrix)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1943g. A list of the type-species of the genera and subgenera of the Formicidae. [part]. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(10): 617-688 (page 650, Heptastruma in Myrmicinae, Dacetini)
  • Weber, N. A. 1934a. Notes on neotropical ants, including the descriptions of new forms. Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 4: 22-59 (page 54, Heptastruma in Myrmicinae, Dacetini)