Gauromyrmex bengakalisi

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Gauromyrmex bengakalisi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Gauromyrmex
Species: G. bengakalisi
Binomial name
Gauromyrmex bengakalisi
Menozzi, 1933

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Specimen Label

The species description states that collections of this ant were made in the forest and their nests were built in “resin trees” (presumably the common species Styrax benzoin).

Identification

Gauromyrmex bengakalisi is similar to Gauromyrmex acanthinus, its only congener, but can be separated by the foveolate mesopleuron of bengakalisi in comparison to the relatively smooth mesopleuron of acanthinus.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

  • bengakalisi. Gauromyrmex bengakalisi Menozzi, 1933c: 146, figs. 1, 2 (w.) INDONESIA (Sumatra). Combination in Vollenhovia: Bolton, 1995b: 422; in Gauromyrmex: Bolton, 2003: 269.

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

Description

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References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 422, combination in Vollenhovia)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 269, Combination revived in Gauromyrmex)
  • Menozzi, C. 1933c. Description préliminaire d'une espèce nouvelle de fourmi constituant un genre nouveau. Natuurhist. Maandbl. 22: 146-147 (page 146, figs. 1, 2 worker described)