Arnoldius pusillus

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Arnoldius pusillus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Arnoldius
Species: A. pusillus
Binomial name
Arnoldius pusillus
(Mayr, 1876)

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).
Indo-Australian Region: Solomon Islands.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Queen

Nomenclature

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

  • pusillus. Tapinoma pusillum Mayr, 1876: 83 (w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA (New South Wales).
    • Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1951: 189 (l.); Imai, Crozier & Taylor, 1977: 345 (k.).
    • Combination in Bothriomyrmex: Forel, 1879a: 127;
    • combination in Arnoldius: Heterick & Shattuck, 2011: 166.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 170; Forel, 1902h: 476; Emery, 1913a: 28; Clark, 1938: 374; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 92; Taylor, 1987a: 9; Shattuck, 1994: 35; Bolton, 1995b: 81; Sarnat, et al. 2013: 69.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus aequalis.

Type Material

  • Tapinoma pusillum Mayr, 1876: Syntype, 2 workers, 4 queens, Queensland, Australia, Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève.
  • Tapinoma pusillum Mayr, 1876: Syntype, worker(s), queen(s), male(s), Rockhampton, Queensland and Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Description

Karyotype

  • 2n = 22 (Australia) (Imai et al., 1977) (as Bothriomyrmex pusillus).

References

  • Heterick, B.E. & Shattuck, S.O. 2011. Revision of the ant genus Iridomyrmex. Zootaxa 2845: 1-175.

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Brown E.S. 1959. Immature nutfall of coconuts in the Solomon Islands. II. Changes in ant populations, and their relation to vegetation. Bulletin of Entomological Research 50: 523-558.
  • Clark J. 1938. The Sir Joseph Banks Islands. Reports of the McCoy Society for Field Investigation and Research. Part 10. Formicidae (Hymenoptera). Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria (n.s.)50: 356-382.
  • Taylor R. W. 1987. A checklist of the ants of Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Division of Entomology Report 41: 1-92.