Tapinoma melanocephalum, Fab.

Forel, A., 1893, Formicides de l'Antille St. Vincent. Récoltées par Mons. H. H. Smith., Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1893, pp. 333-418: 352-353

publication ID

3948

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/B27CC0DB-0234-5229-74CE-D7F08F9D1B11

treatment provided by

Christiana

scientific name

Tapinoma melanocephalum, Fab.
status

 

Tapinoma melanocephalum, Fab.  HNS 

(No. 16 a). [[ worker ]] et [[ queen ]]. Espece cosmopolite des tropiques.

(16). Common about houses at Kingstown, and at Georgetown. Its white abdomen and quick, jerky walk give it a very peculiar appearance. The formicarium is small, consisting apparently of a single chamber, in a cavity of a wall, or under a stone. There may be fifty or more workers in the colony.

(16 a). Near Kingstown; shady place on a hill-side near sea-level. Small nest in rubbish lodged between two stones.

(Found also at Georgetown, on the windward coast).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Tapinoma