In the comments, James Trager raises an orthographical pet peeve: certain ant subfamilies are frequently misspelled. For example, the great subfamily Myrmicinae, holding nearly half of all ants, is spelled Myrmicinae with an “i”, not Myrmecinae with an “e”. This common error has also been bugging me, hence this post.
Family-level names are born automatically from the oldest genus the category contains. Thus, the rules contain no latitude for creative orthography. With the correct spelling, retrieval of the genus name is easier. Without the correct spelling, the informatics becomes harder. Seems like a minor point, but it matters.
The oldest genus name in Myrmicinae is Myrmica. Myrmica —> Myrmicinae.
The oldest genus name in Pseudomyrmecinae is Pseudomyrmex. Pseudomyrmex —> Pseudomyrmecinae.
The oldest genus name in Myrmeciinae is Myrmecia. Myrmecia —> Myrmeciinae.