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Melophorus anderseni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Melophorini
Forel, 1912
Genus: Melophorus
Lubbock, 1883
Type species
Melophorus bagoti
23 species

Melophorus (meaning "honey carrier"[2]) is a genus of ants in the subfamily Formicinae and the sole member of the tribe Melophorini.[3]



  1. ^ Bolton, B. (2014). "Melophorus". AntCat. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Schultheiss, P.; Schwarz, S.; Wystrach, A. (2010). "Nest Relocation and Colony Founding in the Australian Desert Ant, Melophorus bagoti Lubbock (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)". Psyche: A Journal of Entomology 2010: 1. doi:10.1155/2010/435838.  edit
  3. ^ "Genus: Melophorus". AntWeb. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Melophorus at Wikimedia Commons