Labidus mars

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Labidus mars
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Labidus
Species: L. mars
Binomial name
Labidus mars
(Forel, 1912)

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Specimen labels

Subspecies
Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • mars. Eciton (Labidus) mars Forel, 1912c: 44 (s.w.) BRAZIL (Ceará).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Brazil: Ceará (Diaz da Rocha).
    • Type-depositories: MHNG, MSNG, NHMB.
    • [Eciton mars Forel, 1908e: 65. Nomen nudum.]
    • Combination in Labidus: Borgmeier, 1953: 8.
    • Status as species: Borgmeier, 1923: 43; Borgmeier, 1955: 121 (redescription); Kempf, 1969: 274; Kempf, 1972a: 127; Watkins, 1976: 8 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 220; Wild, 2007b: 25; Guénard & Economo, 2015: 226.
    • Senior synonym of nero: Nascimento, et al. 2004: 618.
    • Distribution: Brazil, Paraguay, Peru.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus denticulatus.
  • nero. Eciton (Labidus) coecum st. nero Santschi, 1930e: 82 (m.) BRAZIL (no state data).
    • Type-material: holotype male (petiole + gaster missing).
    • Type-locality: Brazil: (no further data), 15.x.1928 (Reichensperger).
    • Type-depository: NHMB.
    • Combination in Labidus: Borgmeier, 1953: 14.
    • Subspecies of coecus: Borgmeier, 1936: 58.
    • Status as species: Borgmeier, 1953: 14; Borgmeier, 1955: 127 (redescription); Kempf, 1972a: 127; Watkins, 1976: 8 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 220.
    • Junior synonym of mars: Nascimento, et al. 2004: 618.

Description

References

  • Borgmeier, T. 1953. Vorarbeiten zu einer Revision der neotropischen Wanderameisen. Stud. Entomol. 2: 1-51 (page 8, Combination in Labidus)
  • Borgmeier, T. 1955. Die Wanderameisen der neotropischen Region. Stud. Entomol. 3: 1-720 (page 121, see also)
  • Forel, A. 1912d. Formicides néotropiques. Part I. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 56: 28-49 (page 44, soldier, worker described)
  • Nascimento, I. C. do; Delabie, J. H. C.; Ferreira, P. S. F.; Della Lucia, T. M. C. 2004. Mating flight seasonality in the genus Labidus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) at Minas Gerais, in the Brazilian Atlantic forest biome, and Labidus nero, junior synonym of Labidus mars. Sociobiology 44: 615-622 (page 620, Senior synonym of nero)
  • Watkins, J. F., II. 1976. The identification and distribution of New World army ants (Dorylinae: Formicidae). Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 102 pp. (page 8, see also)
  • Zara, F. J.; Morini, M. S. C.; Kato, L. M. 2003. New record for the army ant Labidus mars (Formicidae: Ecitoninae) in the Atlantic rain forest of São Paulo state, Brazil. Sociobiology 42: 443-448 (page 443, record in Brazil)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Baroni Urbani C. 1977. Katalog der Typen von Formicidae (Hymenoptera) der Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Basel (2. Teil). Mitt. Entomol. Ges. Basel (n.s.) 27: 61-102.
  • Borgmeier T. 1923. Catalogo systematico e synonymico das formigas do Brasil. 1 parte. Subfam. Dorylinae, Cerapachyinae, Ponerinae, Dolichoderinae. Archivos do Museu Nacional (Rio de Janeiro) 24: 33-103.
  • Borgmeier T. 1955. Die Wanderameisen der neotropischen Region. Studia Entomologica 3: 1-720.
  • Correa M. M., W. D. Fernandes, and I. R. Leal. 2006. Ant Diversity (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Capões in Brazilian Pantanal: Relationship between Species Richness and Structural Complexity. Neotropical Entomology 35(6): 724-730.
  • Forel A. 1908. Catálogo systemático da collecção de formigas do Ceará. Boletim do Museu Rocha 1(1): 62-69.
  • Forel A. 1912. Formicides néotropiques. Part I. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique. 56: 28-49.
  • Kempf W. W. 1969. Miscellaneous studies on Neotropical ants. V. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Studia Entomologica 12: 273-296.
  • Kempf W. W. 1978. A preliminary zoogeographical analysis of a regional ant fauna in Latin America. 114. Studia Entomologica 20: 43-62.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Nascimento I. C. do, J. H. C. Delabie, P. S. F. Ferreira, and T. M. C. Della Lucia. 2004. Mating flight seasonality in the genus Labidus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) at Minas Gerais, in the Brazilian Atlantic forest biome, and Labidus nero, junior synonym of Labidus mars. Sociobiology 44: 615-622.
  • Neves F. S., K. S. Queiroz-Dantas, W. D. da Rocha, and J. H. C. Delabie. 2013. Ants of Three Adjacent Habitats of a Transition Region Between the Cerrado and Caatinga Biomes: The Effects of Heterogeneity and Variation in Canopy Cover. Neotrop Entomol 42: 258–268.
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  • Watkins J. F., II 1976. The identification and distribution of New World army ants (Dorylinae: Formicidae). Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 102 pp
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  • do Nascimento, I.C. 2006. Fenologia dos Voos de Acasalamento em Formigas Tropicais