Diacamma purpureum

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Diacamma purpureum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Diacamma
Species: D. purpureum
Binomial name
Diacamma purpureum
(Smith, F., 1863)

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms
At a Glance • Gamergate  
 

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality), New Guinea.

Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Diacamma purpureum 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.

  • purpureum. Ponera purpurea Smith, F. 1863: 18 (w.) INDONESIA (Halmahera I.). Combination in Diacamma: Emery, 1887b: 439. Subspecies of cupreum: Emery, 1887b: 439. Revived status as species: Emery, 1897b: 152; Emery, 1911d: 66. Senior synonym of waigeuensis: Bolton, 1995b: 170.
  • waigeuensis. Diacamma rugosum subsp. waigeuensis Donisthorpe, 1942e: 703 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Junior synonym of purpureum: Bolton, 1995b: 171.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Ponera purpurea

Holotype worker in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Gil” (= Gilolo (Halmahera) I.), and with a Donisthorpe type-label.

A second specimen, identical to the holotype and mounted in the same manner, is present in Oxford University Museum of Natural History, but the locality label does not appear to read “Gil.”

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 170, Senior synonym of waigeuensis)
  • Emery, C. 1887f. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia (continuazione e fine). [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 25[=(2)(5): 433-448 (page 439, Combination in Diacamma)
  • Emery, C. 1887f. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia (continuazione e fine). [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 25[=(2)(5): 433-448 (page 439, Variety of cupreum)
  • Emery, C. 1897h. Revisione del genere Diacamma Mayr. Rend. Sess. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (n.s.) 1: 147-167 (page 152, Revived status as species)
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 66, Revived status as species)
  • Smith, F. 1863a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace in the islands of Mysol, Ceram, Waigiou, Bouru and Timor. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 7: 6-48 (page 18, worker described)