Acromyrmex fowleri

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Acromyrmex fowleri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Acromyrmex
Species: A. fowleri
Binomial name
Acromyrmex fowleri
Rabeling, Messer, Lacau & Delabie, 2019

A workerless social parasite of Acromyrmex rugosus.

At a Glance • Workerless Inquiline  

 

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -14.6197° to -14.781°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

This ant is a workerless inquiline social parasite in the nest of Acromyrmex rugosus.

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • fowleri. Acromyrmex fowleri Rabeling, Messer, Lacau & Delabie, in Rabeling, Messer, Lacau, et al. 2019: 445, figs. 1a,c,e, 2a,c,e, 3, 4a,c,e (q.m.) BRAZIL (Bahia).

Type Material

Description

Etymology

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Rabeling C., S. Messer, S. Lacau, I. C. do Nascimento, M. Bacci Jr., and J. H. C. Delabie. 2019. Acromyrmex fowleri: a new inquiline social parasite species of leaf‑cutting ants from South America, with a discussion of social parasite biogeography in the Neotropical region. Insectes Sociaux https://doi.org/10.1007/s00040-019-00705-z