Oecophylla megarche Cockerell 1915 (weaver ant)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Formicidae

Full reference: T. D. A. Cockerell. 1915. British fossil insects. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 49:469-499

Belongs to Oecophylla according to G. M. Dlussky and K. S. Perfilieva 2014

See also Bolton 2012, Cockerell 1915 and Donisthorpe 1920

Sister taxa: Oecophylla atavina, Oecophylla bartoniana, Oecophylla brischkei, Oecophylla crassinoda, Oecophylla eckfeldiana, Oecophylla grandimandibula, Oecophylla leakeyi, Oecophylla longiceps, Oecophylla obesa, Oecophylla praeclara, Oecophylla sicula, Oecophylla smaragdina, Oecophylla superba, Oecophylla taurica

Type specimen: USNM 61423, a forewing. Its type locality is Bembridge Marls (Brodie coll), which is in a Priabonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Bouldnor Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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