Strumigenys fricta

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Strumigenys fricta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Strumigenys
Species: S. fricta
Binomial name
Strumigenys fricta
Bolton, 2000

Identification

A member of the mayri complex in the Strumigenys mayri-group.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia, New Guinea (type locality).

Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Strumigenys fricta for further details


Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • fricta. Strumigenys fricta Bolton, 2000: 885, figs. 467, 508 (w.) NEW GUINEA.

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

Description

Worker

Holotype. TL 3.1, HL 0.88, HW 0.59, CI 67, ML 0.46, MI 52, SL 0.59, SI 100, PW 0.32, AL 0.86. Characters of the mayri-complex. Very closely related to Strumigenys rayma and mostly answering the description of that species; differing only as follows.

1 Preapical tooth present, spiniform.

2 Side of alitrunk not entirely reticulate-punctate, with a smooth patch on katepisternum.

3 Propodeum armed with a pair of long (ca 0. 15) narrow spines that are elevated somewhat less than 45°

4 Disc of postpetiole mostly smooth, not blanketed with sharp reticulate-punctate sculpture.

Type Material

Holotype worker, Indonesia: Irian Jaya, PT. Freeport Concession, Siewa camp, 3.04°S, 136.38°E, 200 ft, 7.iv.1998, #1998-44, lowland secondary rainforest, ex sifted litter between tree buttresses (R. R. Snelling) (Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History).

References

  • Bolton, B. 2000. The ant tribe Dacetini. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 65: 1-1028 (page 885, figs. 467, 508 worker described)