Discothyrea sexarticulata

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Discothyrea sexarticulata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Proceratiinae
Tribe: Proceratiini
Genus: Discothyrea
Species: D. sexarticulata
Binomial name
Discothyrea sexarticulata
Borgmeier, 1954

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Chaul (2020) reporting on differences between characters of Discothyrea bobi and D. sexarticulata, noted the following about this species: a likely species complex: six antennal segments; integument entirely opaque, densely sculptured; propodeal spiracle separated from the metapleural gland bulla by more than its diameter; subpetiolar process long.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality), Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Paraguay.


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • sexarticulata. Discothyrea sexarticulata Borgmeier, 1954a: 191, figs. 1-9 (w.q.) BRAZIL (Santa Catarina).
    • Type-material: 3 syntype workers, 3 syntype queens.
    • Type-locality: Brazil: Santa Catarina, Nova Teutonia, viii.1952 (F. Plaumann).
    • Type-depository: MZSP.
    • Status as species: Borgmeier, 1957: 122; Brown, 1958g: 253; Kempf, 1972a: 97; Bolton, 1995b: 171; Wild, 2007b: 40; Sosa-Calvo & Longino, 2008: 227; Feitosa, 2015c: 99; Escárraga, Longino & Sosa-Calvo, 2019: 687; Chaul, 2020: 207.
    • Distribution: Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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