Goniomma blanci

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Goniomma blanci
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Goniomma
Species: G. blanci
Binomial name
Goniomma blanci
(André, 1881)

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: France (type locality), Iberian Peninsula, Spain.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Morphology

Castro et al. (2016) described a stridulatory structure in this species. They used SEM photographs to discern the details they reported

The striation is somewhat thicker than in Goniomma hispanicum (1.10 μm in G. blanci and 0.80 μm in G. hispanicum). Pillars are conspicuous with many teeth on their surface and with the base showing a cell-shaped pattern

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

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

  • blanci. Aphaenogaster blanci André, 1881a: 60 and xlviii (w.) FRANCE. Espadaler & Batet, 1979: 11 (q.); Espadaler, 1984: 138 (m.). Combination in Stenamma (Goniomma): Emery, 1895c: 298; in Goniomma: Emery, 1908e: 460.

Description

References

  • André, E. 1881b. [Untitled. Introduced by: "M. Ernest André, de Gray, adresse les descriptions de trois nouvelles espèces de Fourmis".]. Bull. Bimens. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 1881: 60-62 (page 60, xlviii, worker described)
  • Castro, S., M. Alvarez, and M. L. Munguira. 2015. Morphology of the stridulatory organs of Iberian myrmicine ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Italian Journal of Zoology. 82:387-397. doi:10.1080/11250003.2015.1038323
  • Emery, C. 1895d. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamerikanischen Ameisenfauna. (Schluss). Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 257-360 (page 298, Combination in Stenamma (Goniomma))
  • Emery, C. 1908f. Beiträge zur Monographie der Formiciden des paläarktischen Faunengebietes. (Hym.) Teil III. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1908: 437-465 (page 460, Combination in Goniomma)
  • Espadaler, X. 1984. Leptothorax nadigi Kutter, 1925 y Goniomma blanci (André, 1881): descripción de los machos (Hym. Formicidae). Bol. Asoc. Esp. Entomol. 8: 135-141 (page 138, male described)
  • Espadaler, X.; Muñoz Batet, J. 1979. Goniomma blanci (André, 1881) (Hym., Formicidae): descripción de la hembra. Bol. Asoc. Esp. Entomol. 3: 11-15 (page 11, queen described)