Acromyrmex subterraneus molestans

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Acromyrmex subterraneus molestans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Acromyrmex
Species: A. subterraneus
Subspecies: A. subterraneus molestans
Trinomial name
Acromyrmex subterraneus molestans
Santschi, 1925



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • molestans. Acromyrmex subterraneus st. molestans Santschi, 1925a: 373 (w.) BRAZIL. Senior synonym of eidmanni: Gonçalves, 1961: 168.
  • eidmanni. Acromyrmex (Acromyrmex) subterraneus var. eidmanni Santschi, 1937f: 232, figs. 1, 6 (w.q.m.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of molestans: Gonçalves, 1961: 168.



  • 2n = 38, karyotype = 10M+10SM+16ST+2A (Brazil) (Fadini & Pompolo, 1996; Teixeira et al., 2017).


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 56, catalogue)
  • Gonçalves, C. R. 1961. O genero Acromyrmex no Brasil (Hym. Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. 4: 113-180 (page 168, senior synonym of eidmanni)
  • Pikart, T. G., P. G. Lemes, W. C. d. C. Morais, J. C. Zanuncio, and T. M. C. Della Lucia. 2015. Recognition and Aggression of conspecific and heterospecific worker in Acromyrmex subterraneus subterraneus (Forel) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology. 62:28-33. doi:sociobiology.v62i1.28-33 10.13102 sociobiology.v62i1.28-33
  • Juliane Floriano Santos Lopes, J.F., Laila Fieto Ribeiro, Mariana Silva Brugger, Roberto da Silva Camargo, Nádia Caldato & Luiz Carlos. 2011. Internal Architecture and Population Size of Acromyrmex subterraneus molestans (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Nests: Comparison Between a Rural and an Urban Area. Sociobiology 58: 593-606.
  • Santschi, F. 1925a. Revision du genre Acromyrmex Mayr. Rev. Suisse Zool. 31: 355-398 (page 373, worker described)