Myrmelachista ulei

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Myrmelachista ulei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Myrmelachistini
Genus: Myrmelachista
Species: M. ulei
Binomial name
Myrmelachista ulei
Forel, 1904

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Specimen Labels


Ule discovered the species in the swelling of the fiowerstalk of a Melastomaceous plant (Pterocladon sprucei Hooker) at Cerro de Escaler, 1200 m., Peru. (Wheeler 1934)



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil, Peru (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • ulei. Myrmelachista ulei Forel, 1904e: 704 (w.) PERU. Combination in M. (Decamera): Forel, 1912i: 59; in M. (Hincksidris): Kempf, 1972a: 150. Current subspecies: nominal plus dubia.



  • Forel, A. 1904f. In und mit Pflanzen lebende Ameisen aus dem Amazonas-Gebiet und aus Peru, gesammelt von Herrn E. Ule. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 20: 677-707 (page 704, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1912j. Formicides néotropiques. Part VI. 5me sous-famille Camponotinae Forel. Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 20: 59-92 (page 59, Combination in M. (Decamera))
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 150, Combination in M. (Hincksidris))
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1934g. Neotropical ants collected by Dr. Elisabeth Skwarra and others. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 77: 157-240