Dorymyrmex goeldii

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Dorymyrmex goeldii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Dorymyrmex
Species: D. goeldii
Binomial name
Dorymyrmex goeldii
Forel, 1904

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Subspecies

This mountain species has been found at some high elevation locales (1700 - 1900 m) but is more common in areas where it has been found in open habitat sites at lower elevation (~ 500 m).

Identification

Cuezzo and Guerrero (2011) - Concolours, light brown. Head longer than wide, with the posterior margin of head strongly convex, scape long (SI: more than 115), long mesosoma, in profile. Characters given in the diagnosis are enough to differentiate this species from all other Dorymyrmex found in Colombia.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Geographical distribution of D. goeldii has a strong disjunction in Colombia: some populations are found in the Andean region (Deptartment of Santander and Narino) at high altitude, between 1700 a 1900 m; other colonies, where D. goeldii is more common, prefer open areas of an isolated chain of mountains in the La Macarena National Park; in this area, specimens were collected at 493 m. (Cuezzo and Guerrero 2011)

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Bolivia, Brazil (type locality), Colombia.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

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

  • goeldii. Dorymyrmex goeldii Forel, 1904c: 41 (w.) BRAZIL. Combination in D. (Ammomyrma): Kusnezov, 1952g: 429; in Conomyrma: Kempf, 1972a: 79; in Dorymyrmex: Shattuck, 1992c: 85. See also: Cuezzo & Guerrero, 2011: 17. Current subspecies: nominal plus dubius, fumigatus.

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

Description

Worker

Cuezzo and Guerrero (2011) - (n = 30): HL: 0.70–0.86; HW: 0.55–0.72; EL: 0.20–0.26; EW: 0.10–0.18; SL: 0.85–1.00; WL: 1.05–1.36; CI: 77–84; SI: 116–160; REL: 29–32; OI: 50–69; TLI: 147–163.

Concolours, light brown. Sculpture reticulated, widely spaced. Pubescence whitish and dense. Pilosity brownish. Head: psammophore triangular with short setae, the hairs in the top line close to the foramen magnum and do not reach the oral cavity. Uppermost setae of psammophore close to the lower margin of foramen magnum. Scape surpassing occipital margin by more than twice its apical width. Posterior margin of head slightly straight. Mesosoma: 0–2 pronotal erected setae; propodeal tubercle round and short tubercle, directed dorsally; declivitous face of propodeum straight to feebly convex. Metasoma: low petiolar scale.

Type Material

Cuezzo and Guerrero (2011) - Syntypes. 2w, Para, BRAZIL (Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève).

Etymology

Named in honor of Emilio Goeldi.

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