Hylomyrma versuta

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Hylomyrma versuta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Pogonomyrmecini
Genus: Hylomyrma
Species: H. versuta
Binomial name
Hylomyrma versuta
Kempf, 1973

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Pierce et al. (2017) - At present, there are no known morphological differences between Hylomyrma versuta and Hylomyrma dentiloba. We differentiate the two species geographically, with H. versuta occurring from the Atlantic slope of Costa Rica northward to Mexico, and H. dentiloba occurring from the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica eastward through Panama. See further discussion under H. dentiloba.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Costa Rica to Mexico.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Belize (type locality), Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • versuta. Hylomyrma versuta Kempf, 1973b: 253, fig. 6 (w.q.) BELIZE.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Worker

Pierce et al. (2017) - (holotype worker): EL 0.194, EW 0.132, GSL 0.185, HFL 0.749, HL 0.86, HW 0.812, ML 1.146, OMD 0.092, PpL 0.265, PpW 0.315, PronW 0.59, SL 0.567, SPL 0.245, CI 94, GSI 16, OI 24, PpWI 119, SI 70, SPI 30. Measurements (range, n = 13): EL 0.17 - 0.241, EW 0.108 - 0.147, GSL 0.127 - 0.236, HFL 0.62 - 0.854, HL 0.734 - 0.99, HW 0.679 - 0.879, ML 0.884 - 1.234, OMD 0.071 - 0.124, PpL 0.231 - 0.3, PpW 0.244 - 0.349, PronW 0.453 - 0.646, SL 0.532 - 0.676, SPL 0.191 - 0.309, CI 87 - 98, GSI 12 - 22, OI 25 - 28, PpWI 105 - 130, SI 71 - 82, SPI 28 - 36. Measurements (paratype queen): EL 0.246, EW 0.144, GSL 0.271, HFL 0.789, HL 0.886, HW 0.823, ML 1.301, OMD 0.118, PpL 0.284, PpW 0.371, PronW 0.765, SL 0.592, SPL 0.304, CI 93, GSI 21, OI 30, PpWI 131, SI 72, SPI 37.

Type Material

Pierce et al. (2017) - Holotype worker, paratype alate queen: Belize, Belmopan, 7 Aug 1972, in second growth forest (S. & J. Peck, berlesate no. 244) Museum of Comparative Zoology, unique specimen identifier of holotype worker MCZ-ENT00035424, of paratype workers and alate queen MCZ-ENT00594451 (examined).

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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