Acromyrmex balzani

AntWiki - Where Ant Biologists Share Their Knowledge
Jump to: navigation, search
Acromyrmex balzani
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Acromyrmex
Species: A. balzani
Binomial name
Acromyrmex balzani
(Emery, 1890)

Acromyrmex balzani casent0173790 profile 1.jpg

Acromyrmex balzani casent0173790 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen Label

Subspecies
Synonyms

Acromyrmex balzani is possibly a host species of the inquline Pseudoatta argentina.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil, Paraguay (type locality).

Check distribution from AntMaps.

Distribution based on specimens

Loading map...

The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Acromyrmex balzani for further details

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • balzani. Atta (Acromyrmex) balzani Emery, 1890a: 67 (footnote) (w.) PARAGUAY. Combination in Atta (Moellerius): Forel, 1893e: 589; in Acromyrmex (Moellerius): Santschi, 1916e: 389; Gallardo, 1916d: 334. Subspecies of landolti: Gonçalves, 1961: 124; Kempf, 1972a: 15. Revived status as species: Fowler, 1988: 284. Senior synonym of gallardoi: Santschi, 1922b: 362; of nivalis: Fowler, 1988: 284; of parens: Gonçalves, 1961: 124. Current subspecies: nominal plus multituber.
  • gallardoi. Sericomyrmex gallardoi Santschi, 1920d: 379 (w.) PARAGUAY. Combination in Acromyrmex: Santschi, 1922b: 362. Junior synonym of balzani: Santschi, 1922b: 362.
  • nivalis. Acromyrmex (Moellerius) landolti var. nivalis Santschi, 1922b: 362 (w.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of landolti: Gonçalves, 1961: 120; of balzani: Fowler, 1988: 284.
  • parens. Acromyrmex (Moellerius) landolti var. parens Santschi, 1925d: 239 (w.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of balzani: Gonçalves, 1961: 124.

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1890b. Voyage de M. E. Simon au Venezuela (Décembre 1887 - Avril 1888). Formicides. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (6)(10): 55-76 (page 67, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1893h. Note sur les Attini. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 37: 586-607 (page 589, Combination in Atta (Moellerius))
  • Fowler, H. G. 1988b. Taxa of the neotropical grass-cutting ants, Acromyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Attini). Científica (Jaboticabal) 16: 281-295 (page 284, Revived status as species, senior synonym of nivalis)
  • Gallardo, A. 1916e. Notes systématiques et éthologiques sur les fourmis attines de la République Argentine. An. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. B. Aires 28: 317-344 (page 334, Combination in Acromyrmex (Moellerius))
  • Gonçalves, C. R. 1961. O genero Acromyrmex no Brasil (Hym. Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. 4: 113-180 (page 124, subspecies of landolti, senior synonym of parens)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 15, subspecies of landolti)
  • Santschi, F. 1916e. Formicides sudaméricains nouveaux ou peu connus. Physis (B. Aires) 2: 365-399 (page 389, Combination in Acromyrmex (Moellerius))
  • Santschi, F. 1922c. Myrmicines, dolichodérines et autres formicides néotropiques. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 54: 345-378 (page 362, senior synonym of gallardoi)