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Species Manica invidia

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
Subfamily Myrmicinae
Tribe Myrmicini
Genus Manica
Species invidia (Manica invidia)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1895 by Carlo Emery as Myrmica mutica, but the name was invalid because someone had already used it (briefly) for another species.
Emery's version of the name was used for an entire century, though, even after the species was moved to the genus Manica.
In 1995 Barry Bolton proposed a replacement name, Manica invidia, which is now the official name for the species
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