Acanthomyrmex padanensis

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Acanthomyrmex padanensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Acanthomyrmex
Species: A. padanensis
Binomial name
Acanthomyrmex padanensis
Terayama, Ito & Gobin, 1998

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Specimen Label

At a Glance • Ergatoid queen  
 

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality).

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Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Acanthomyrmex padanensis for further details

Biology

Castes

As in other species of this genus, workers and soldiers are strikingly different, with the latter having heads twice as long as that of workers. Queens in A. padanensis are ergatoid, with a general shape more similar to workers (Terayama et al. 1998). Only ergatoid queens have a spermatheca. The ergatoid queens of A. padanensis have fewer ovarioles than the winged queens of A. ferox.

Two of three colonies were polygynous, with two or more mated ergatoid queens laying eggs. There were less than 20 workers and a few soldiers per colony

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • padanensis. Acanthomyrmex padanensis Terayama, Ito & Gobin, 1998: 257, figs. 1-6, 19-21 (s.w.q.) INDONESIA (Sumatra).

Description

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