Polyrhachis (Myrma) militaris subspecies cupreopubescens variety dido,

Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269: 261

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20597

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scientific name

Polyrhachis (Myrma) militaris subspecies cupreopubescens variety dido
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Polyrhachis (Myrma) militaris subspecies cupreopubescens variety dido  HNS  , new name

This name is suggested to replace argentatus Stitz  HNS  , which is preoccupied by P. argentatus F. Smith  HNS  [= Formica argentata Fabricius  HNS  = P. sexspinosa (Latreille)  HNS  ].

I possess two workers of this beautiful variety from Mt. Coffee, Liberia, collected by R. P. Currie. The thorax, petiole, coxae, and ventral portions of the gaster are covered with dense, brilliant, silver pubescence, the upper surface of the gaster with brilliant golden pubescence as in cupreopubescens  HNS  . The lateral spines of the petiole are very short.