| Acanthostichus concavinodis|
Mackay, W.P., 1996
Nothing is known about the biology of Acanthostichus concavinodis. The type material was collected as part of the Mulford Biological Expedition.
A member of the serratulus species complex. Mackay (1996) - This species is easily separated from all others in the species complex by the shape of the anterior face of the petiole, which is similar in form to species in the breviscapus species complex. In addition the carinae along the sides of the petiole are especially obvious, forming darker margins when viewed from above (Fig. 21). Other than the shape of the petiole, it has all of the characteristics of the serratulus species complex.
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Known only from the worker caste.
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- concavinodis. Acanthostichus concavinodis Mackay, W.P., 1996: 147, fig. 21 (w.) BOLIVIA.
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HL 0.94-1.19, HW 0.85-1.10, SL 0.49-0.60, SW 0.18-0.21, EL 0.04-0.05, WL 1.19-1.41, PW 0.41-0.54, PL 0.43-0.49, SI 51-52, CI 93-110, PI 91-103, SL/SW 2.79-2.82.
Mandibles without teeth or denticles; anterior border of clypeus slightly indented, with blunt tooth or rounded swelling offset to one side or other, lateral clypeal teeth poorly developed; vertex moderately convex; sides of head nearly parallel; eyes tiny; scape concave on anterior border; mesosoma as in other species; propodeum with concave posterior face; petiolar node about as long as broad (measured from middle of anterior border and disregarding longer lateral margins), anterior petiolar face strongly concave (Fig. 21), posterior face as in other species, subpetiolar process as in other species, with posteriorly directed tooth; gaster as in other species. Erect hairs abundant on all surfaces; decumbent pubescence absent except for a few scattered decumbent hairs on gaster. Sculpture polished and shiny. Color clear golden reddish brown.
From Latin, concavus meaning curved inward, nodus referring to the node, describing the shape of the anterior face of the petiole.
- MacKay, W.P. 1996. A revision of the ant genus Acanthostichus. Sociobiology 27: 129-179. [(31.xii).1996.] PDF (page 147, fig. 21 worker described)