Adelomyrmex biroi

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Adelomyrmex biroi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Adelomyrmex
Species: A. biroi
Binomial name
Adelomyrmex biroi
Emery, 1897

Adelomyrmex biroi casent0178445 profile 1.jpg

Adelomyrmex biroi casent0178445 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen Label

Nothing is known about the biology of Adelomyrmex biroi.

Identification

Readily separated from most others by sculpture (punctate throughout), teeth number on masticatory border, clypeal teeth absent, angulation of pronotal sides, petiolar shape, propodeal spiracle size, and pilosity on scape. (Fernández 2003)

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: New Caledonia.
Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (type locality), Palau.

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Biology

Castes

Known only from the worker caste.

Nomenclature

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

  • biroi. Adelomyrmex biroi Emery, 1897c: 590, pl. 15, figs. 35-37 (w.q.) NEW GUINEA. See also: Fernández, 2003b: 14.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Worker

Fernández (2003) - Measurements (n=2). HL 0.54 HW 0.50 SL 0.34 EL 0.03 WL 0.57 GL 0.65 TL 2.21 CI 92 SI 68.

Head longer than broad, with feebly convex posterior and evenly rounded anterior corners. Mandibles with 4 teeth more or less of same size. Mandibles with distinct tooth in their basal margin, at or near midlength. Palp formula 1, 1 (Bolton, com. per.). Anterior margin of the clypeus without tooth. [Hypostomal tooth not observed]. Mesosoma slightly convex. Metanotal groove deep. Lateral sides of pronotum sharply angulated. Propodeal spiracle rounded, large, away from propodeal margin. Propodeum sloping with two stout short spines directed outward and backward, broadly separated between him. Propodeal lobe subtriangular. Petiole with node long. Head, thorax, petiole and postpetiole with numerous punctures, most separated by at least one puncture diameter; some small areas reticulo-punctated: between frontal carinae, in the center of promesonotal area, dorsal one third of propodeum; roughly sculptured on petiole. Several long and flexuous white hairs on body. Scape with several median suberect hairs, each scape with two long flexuous hairs. Body black, gaster dark brown, legs and antennae lighter.

References

  • Fernández, F. 2003b. Revision of the myrmicine ants of the Adelomyrmex genus-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 361: 1-52 (page 14, worker described)