Ectatomma lugens

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Ectatomma lugens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Ectatomma
Species: E. lugens
Binomial name
Ectatomma lugens
Emery, 1894

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Specimen Labels

This species was found in semideciduous mesophytic forest pitfall-trap samples. The study (Lange et al. 2015) examined the ant community within a patch (11.2 hectares) of forest in an urban park (Araguari, Brazil).

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality), Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

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

  • lugens. Ectatomma opaciventre var. lugens Emery, 1894c: 144 (w.) BRAZIL. Almeida, 1987: 177 (q.). Subspecies of strigosum: Forel, 1909a: 265. Raised to species: Brown, 1958g: 208.

Description

References

  • Almeida Filho, A. J. de. 1987a. Descriça~o de seis fêmeas do gênero Ectatomma Smith, 1858 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Ponerinae). An. Soc. Nordestina Zool. 1: 175-183 (page 177, queen described)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958g. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 118: 173-362 (page 208, Raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1894d. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. VI-XVI. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 26: 137-241 (page 144, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1909a. Ameisen aus Guatemala usw., Paraguay und Argentinien (Hym.). Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1909: 239-269 (page 265, Variety of strigosum)
  • Lange, D., A. A. Vilela, G. Erdogmus, A. B. Barbosa, S. C. Costa, and V. Stefani. 2015. Temporal dynamic of foraging of epigeic ants in an urban forest fragment. Bioscience Journal. 31:1501-1511.