Myrmelachista nigella

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Myrmelachista nigella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Myrmelachistini
Genus: Myrmelachista
Species: M. nigella
Binomial name
Myrmelachista nigella
(Roger, 1863)

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil, Venezuela (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • nigella. Decamera nigella Roger, 1863a: 167 (w.q.) VENEZUELA. Combination in Myrmelachista: Dalla Torre, 1893: 175; in M. (Decamera): Emery, 1925b: 33; in M. (Hincksidris): Kempf, 1972a: 149. Current subspecies: nominal plus ruficornis.

Description

References

  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 175, Combination in Myrmelachista)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 33, Combination in M. (Decamera))
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 149, Combination in M. (Hincksidris))
  • Roger, J. 1863a. Die neu aufgeführten Gattungen und Arten meines Formiciden-Verzeichnisses nebst Ergänzung einiger früher gegebenen Beschreibungen. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7: 131-214 (page 167, worker, queen described)