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Notes on the synonymy of Myrmecophilus bifasciatus Fischer von Waldheim, 1846 (Orthoptera: Myrmecophilidae)

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Thomas Stalling
Thomas Stalling


Myrmecophilus bifasciatus Fischer von Waldheim, 1846 was originally described based on a single specimen originating from Ukraine. The original description of M. bifasciatuswas evaluated, and compared with specimens of M. acervorum(Panzer, [1799]). The description and the illustration given in the original descriptiondo not indicate any difference between nymphs of those two species. Thus, M.bifasciatus has been recognised as a junior synonym of M. acervorum.


ant cricket; Europe; new synonymy; myrmecophily; taxonomy

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