Leptothorax nitens mariposa

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Leptothorax nitens mariposa
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Temnothorax nitens)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: Leptothorax nitens mariposa
Wheeler, W.M., 1917

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


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

  • mariposa. Leptothorax nitens var. mariposa Wheeler, W.M. 1917a: 507 (w.) U.S.A. Combination in L. (Myrafant): Smith, D.R. 1979: 1393; in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 271. Junior synonym of nitens: Creighton, 1950a: 265. Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Cole, 1958c: 536; as species in Mackay, 2000: 362. Junior synonym of nitens: Ward, 2005: 17.