Primary type information:
Type-material: holotype queen. Type-locality: “India (Penang) (Coll. East India House)”. Type-depository: unknown.
In original description locality is given as “India (Penang)”. Penang is in West Malaysia, far from India. Later Smith, 1871a: 326, gives “India; Penang”, implying two separate localities; but the original description implies that only a single specimen is present.