Sysphingta europaea

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Sysphingta europaea
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Proceratium melinum)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Proceratiinae
Tribe: Proceratiini
Genus: Proceratium
Species: Sysphingta europaea
Forel, 1886

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


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

  • europaea. Sysphingta europaea Forel, 1886e: clxiii, fig. 2 (w.) GREECE. Forel, 1889: 259 (q.); Forel, 1905b: 177 (m.). Combination in Proceratium: Forel, 1889: 258; in Sysphincta: Emery, 1909c: 359. See also: Emery, 1916b: 103; Lomnicki, 1922: 1; Menozzi, 1925d: 24. Junior synonym of melinum: Brown, 1958g: 248.