Anochetus testaceus

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Anochetus testaceus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Anochetus
Species: A. testaceus
Binomial name
Anochetus testaceus
Forel, 1893

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Identification

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Lesser Antilles.

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Biology

Regional Notes

Puerto Rico

Wheeler (1908): Several colonies nesting under stones in the shade of trees along the dry arroyos on the higher part of the island (Monte Resaca). The number of individuals in a colony varies from about thirty to one hundred. The cocoons are long and slender like those of Leptogenys.

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • testaceus. Anochetus (Stenomyrmex) emarginatus r. testaceus Forel, 1893g: 356 (w.m.) ANTILLES. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1952c: 646 (l.). Raised to species: Brown, 1978c: 559 (see also p. 610).

Description

References

  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1978c. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section B. Genus Anochetus and bibliography. Stud. Entomol. 20: 549-638 (page 559, raised to species)
  • Forel, A. 1893j. Formicides de l'Antille St. Vincent, récoltées par Mons. H. H. Smith. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 1893: 333-418 (page 356, worker, male described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1952c. The ant larvae of the subfamily Ponerinae - Part II. Am. Midl. Nat. 48: 604-672 (page 646, larva described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1908a. The ants of Porto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 24: 117-158.