Myrmecocystus

Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1: 200

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8127

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scientific name

Myrmecocystus
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Genus MYRMECOCYSTUS  HNS  .

Myrmecocystus  HNS  , Wesm. Bull. Acad. Roy. de Brux. v. (1838) p. 766.

Lucas, Bull. Ent. pl. 54; Ann. Soc. Ent. Fr. (1855).

" The first abdominal segment of one node; the mandibles triangular and much toothed; abdomen swollen at times like a balloon, and then perfectly transparent. In Mexico called hor- migas micleras or mochileras, i. e. honey-ants or pouched ants. their abdomen containing a sufficiently agreeable honey."