Nylanderia flavipes

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Nylanderia flavipes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Nylanderia
Species: N. flavipes
Binomial name
Nylanderia flavipes
(Smith, F., 1874)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: United Arab Emirates.
Indo-Australian Region: Niue.
Nearctic Region: United States.
Palaearctic Region: China, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Iberian Peninsula, Iran, Japan (type locality), Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Spain.

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

  • flavipes. Tapinoma flavipes Smith, F. 1874: 404 (w.q.) JAPAN. Forel, 1900e: 269 (m.). Combination in Prenolepis: Mayr, 1886c: 362; in Pr. (Nylanderia): Emery, 1910a: 132; in Paratrechina (Nylanderia): Emery, 1925b: 220; in Nylanderia: LaPolla, Brady & Shattuck, 2010a: 127. See also: Wheeler, W.M. 1906c: 320; Trager, 1984b: 97; Kupyanskaya, 1990: 233.



  • Emery, C. 1910a. Beiträge zur Monographie der Formiciden des paläarktischen Faunengebietes. (Hym.) Teil X. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1910: 127-132 (page 132, Combination in Pr. (Nylanderia))
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 220, Combination in Paratrechina (Nylanderia))
  • Forel, A. 1900h. Fourmis du Japon. Nids en toile. Strongylognathus Huberi et voisins. Fourmilière triple. Cyphomymrex Wheeleri. Fourmis importées. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 10: 267-287 (page 269, male described)
  • Ivanov, K. & J. Milligan. 2008. Paratrechina flavipes (Smith) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), a new exotic ant for Ohio. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 110(2): 439-444.PDF
  • Kallal, R.J. & LaPolla, J.S. 2012. Monograph of Nylanderia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the World, Part II: Nylanderia in the Nearctic. Zootaxa 3508, 1-64.
  • Kupyanskaya, A. N. 1990a. Ants of the Far Eastern USSR. Vladivostok: Akademiya Nauk SSSR, 258 pp. (page 233, see also)
  • Mayr, G. 1886c. Notizen über die Formiciden-Sammlung des British Museum in London. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 36: 353-368 (page 362, Combination in Prenolepis)
  • Smith, F. 1874b. Descriptions of new species of Tenthredinidae, Ichneumonidae, Chrysididae, Formicidae, &c. of Japan. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 1874: 373-409 (page 404, worker, queen described)
  • Trager, J. C. 1984b. A revision of the genus Paratrechina (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the continental United States. Sociobiology 9: 49-162 (page 97, see also)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1906h. The ants of Japan. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 22: 301-328 (page 320, see also)