Allomerus maietae

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Allomerus maietae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Allomerus
Species: A. maietae
Binomial name
Allomerus maietae
Fernández, 2007

The type specimen was captured in Maieta neblinensis in the Amazon.

Identification

Allomerus maietae is distinguished from the rest of the species by the shape of the mesosomal profile in lateral view, where the weakly convex promesonotum passes smoothly into the propodeum, which is slightly concave. The propodeal spiracle is very high. The body hairs are longer than in any other Allomerus species, as well as the clypeal hairs, where the medial hair reaches half of the mandibular length. The intermediate antennal flagelomeres are relatively slender.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality).


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Biology

Castes

Known only from the worker caste.

Nomenclature

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

  • maietae. Allomerus maietae Fernández, 2007a: 167, fig. 3 (w.) BRAZIL.

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

Description

Worker

Fernández 2007, Fig 3.

Holotype: HW 0.54 HL 0.63 SL 0.40 WL 0.65 GL 0.59 TL 2.34 CI 86 SI 74.

Antennae apparently 11 segmented. In side view, promesonotum weakly convex continuing into slightly concave propodeal dorsum. Propodeum with short teeth. Propodeal spiracle aperture opened lateral and upward, dorsal margin slightly above propodeal level. Petiole with peduncle larger than node. Body smooth and shining, especially head. Dorsal and lateral superior sides of propodeum with fi ne, short, longitudinal rugulae. Dorsum of body with very long hairs (about 0.2 mm in length); row of short anterior clypeal hairs long, medial very long, directed toward the middle of mandibles (when closed). Concolorous brown, hairs whitish.

Type Material

Holotype: BRAZIL, Amazonas, Rio Negro, between Salesian Mission and Pirapucú Sierra, in Maieta neblinensis, 800-1000 m., 23.january.1966, N.T. Silva No. 60854 (Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo).

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