Hylomyrma reitteri

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Hylomyrma reitteri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Pogonomyrmecini
Genus: Hylomyrma
Species: H. reitteri
Binomial name
Hylomyrma reitteri
(Mayr, 1887)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality), Paraguay, Venezuela.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • reitteri. Tetramorium reitteri Mayr, 1887: 621 (w.) BRAZIL. Kempf, 1960f: 430 (q.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1977: 581 (l.). Combination in Lundella: Emery, 1915i: 191; in Hylomyrma: Kempf, 1960f: 430. Senior synonym of goeldii: Kempf, 1960f: 430. See also: Kempf, 1973b: 247.
  • goeldii. Pogonomyrmex (Hylomyrma) goeldii Forel, 1912g: 17 (q.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of reitteri: Kempf, 1960f: 430.



  • Emery, C. 1915g. Noms de sous-genres et de genres proposés pour la sous-famille des Myrmicinae. Modifications à la classification de ce groupe (Hymenoptera Formicidae). Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 1915: 189-192 (page 191, Combination in Lundella)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1960f. Miscellaneous studies on Neotropical ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. (n.s.) 3: 417-466 (page 430, queen described)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1960f. Miscellaneous studies on Neotropical ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. (n.s.) 3: 417-466 (page 430, Combination in Hylomyrma, and senior synonym of goeldii)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1973b. A revision of the Neotropical myrmicine ant genus Hylomyrma Forel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. 16: 225-260 (page 247, see also)
  • Mayr, G. 1887. Südamerikanische Formiciden. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 37: 511-632 (page 621, worker described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1977a. Supplementary studies on ant larvae: Myrmicinae. Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 103: 581-602 (page 581, larva described)