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Species: Myrmecina pilicornis   Smith, 1858 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Myrmecina pilicornis Smith, 1858a PDF: 133 (m.) INDIA (Maharashtra). Indomalaya. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype male. Type-locality: India: Bombay (no collector’s name) (Coll. East India House). Type-depository: unknown. Type notes: Bingham, 1903 PDF: 197, claims to have examined the holotype and says, “I am convinced it does not belong to this genus [Myrmecina]; it is possibly a Tetramorium, and has the first node of the pedicel distinctly petiolate”. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Solenopsis: Roger, 1863b PDF: 32 (first entry).
Combination in Myrmecina: Roger, 1863b PDF: 33 (second entry).
Combination in Tetramorium: Bingham, 1903 PDF: 197 (in text).
Combination in Myrmecina: Bolton, 1995b: 274.
// Distribution

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: India
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Indomalaya

Distribution Notes:

India

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum

2. Myrmecina pilicornisHNS.

Male. Length 1 1/3 line.-Pale rufo-testaceous, smooth and shining: the antennae and legs white; the head with a dusky spot on the vertex, enclosing the ocelli, which are placed in a curve, the posterior pair on the extreme margin of the vertex; eyes large, placed anteriorly on the sides of the head, which is widest in front; the antennae tapering to the apex, very pubescent. Thorax: the wings milky-white, their margins fringed with pubescence. The abdomen more or less fuscous.

Hab. India (Bombay). (Coll. East India House.)



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