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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Glamyromyrmex
Wheeler, W.M., 1915
Type species
Glamyromyrmex beebei, now Strumigenys beebei

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Specimen Labels

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Strumigenys.


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

  • GLAMYROMYRMEX [junior synonym of Strumigenys]
    • Glamyromyrmex Wheeler, W.M. 1915e: 487. Type-species: Glamyromyrmex beebei, by monotypy.
    • Glamyromyrmex senior synonym of Borgmeierita: Brown, 1973a: 35.
    • Glamyromyrmex junior synonym of Pyramica: Bolton, 1999: 1667; Bolton, 2000: 91.
    • Glamyromyrmex junior synonym of Strumigenys: Baroni Urbani & De Andrade, 1994: 14; Baroni Urbani & De Andrade, 2007: 101.

The following species have been placed in Glamyromyrmex:


  • Baroni Urbani, C.; De Andrade, M. L. 1994. First description of fossil Dacetini ants with a critical analysis of the current classification of the tribe (Amber Collection Stuttgart: Hymenoptera, Formicidae. VI: Dacetini). Stuttg. Beitr. Naturkd. Ser. B ( (page 14, Glamyromyrmex as junior synonym of Strumigenys)
  • Bolton, B. 1983. The Afrotropical dacetine ants (Formicidae). Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 46: 267-416 (page 321, Key to Afrotropical species)
  • Bolton, B. 1999. Ant genera of the tribe Dacetonini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Nat. Hist. 3 33: 1639-1689 (page 1667, Glamyromyrmex as junior synonym of Pyramica)
  • Bolton, B. 2000. The ant tribe Dacetini. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 65: 1-1028 (page 91, Glamyromyrmex as junior synonym of Pyramica)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 189, Glamyromyrmex as junior synonym of Pyramica)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1948e. A preliminary generic revision of the higher Dacetini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 74: 101-129 (page 116, Glamyromyrmex in Myrmicinae, Dacetini)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1973a. A new species of Miccostruma (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from West Africa, with notes on the genus. J. Kans. Entomol. Soc. 46: 32-35 (page 35, Glamyromyrmex senior synonym of Borgmeierita)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1943g. A list of the type-species of the genera and subgenera of the Formicidae. [part]. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(10): 617-688 (page 647, Glamyromyrmex in Myrmicinae, Dacetini)
  • Emery, C. 1924f [1922]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [concl.]. Genera Insectorum 174C: 207-397 (page 326, Glamyromyrmex in Myrmicinae, Dacetini)
  • Forel, A. 1917. Cadre synoptique actuel de la faune universelle des fourmis. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 51: 229-253 (page 246, Glamyromyrmex in Myrmicinae, Dacetini)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1960f. Miscellaneous studies on Neotropical ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. (n.s.) 3: 417-466 (page 447, Key to Neotropical species)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1915f. Two new genera of myrmicine ants from Brasil. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 59: 483-491 (page 487, Glamyromyrmex as genus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1915f. Two new genera of myrmicine ants from Brasil. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 59: 483-491 (page 491, Glamyromyrmex in Myrmicinae, Dacetini)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922i. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VII. Keys to the genera and subgenera of ants. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 631-710 (page 667, Glamyromyrmex in Myrmicinae, Dacetini)