Allomerus vogeli

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Allomerus vogeli
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Allomerus
Species: A. vogeli
Binomial name
Allomerus vogeli
Kempf, 1975

Allomerus vogeli casent0178479 profile 1.jpg

Allomerus vogeli casent0178479 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels

The type material was collected in Myrmidone macrosperma.

Identification

Fernández (2007) - In the original description, Kempf (1975) mentions that the A. vogeli worker possesses 9 flagelomeres, sometimes 10 due to the division of segments 2 or 3, the worker (Figure 1 in Kempf 1975) has 11 segments as a total. Allomerus vogeli, Allomerus dentatus and Allomerus maietae share in the possession of a propodeal tooth or spine, which separates them from the rest of the species that belong to the genus. Allomerus vogeli is distinguished from A. dentatus (the closest related species according to morphological traits) because of the position of the propodeal spiracle that in A. dentatus is closer to the propodeal spine than in A. vogeli.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality), Venezuela.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Fernández 2007. Figure 7. Allomerus vogeli. A, worker in lateral view; B, worker head in full face view; C, male head in full face view; D, male front wing. Redrawn from Kempf 1975:349, figures 1-4.

Male

Nomenclature

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

  • vogeli. Allomerus vogeli Kempf, 1975c: 348, figs. 1-4 (w.m.) BRAZIL. See also: Fernández, 2007a: 173.

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

Description

References