Leptanilloides manauara

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Leptanilloides manauara
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Leptanilloides
Species: L. manauara
Binomial name
Leptanilloides manauara
(Brandão, Diniz, Agosti & Delabie, 1999)

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Specimen labels

This species was only collected in one soil sample in a reserve of 100 ha of primary Amazonian forest, surrounded by continuous primary lowland forest.

Identification

The coarse sculpture on the head, the shape of the propodeum, the concave dorsal outline of the alitrunk and the relatively small petiolar ventral process is an unique combination for Asphinctanilloides manauara.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • manauara. Asphinctanilloides manauara Brandão, Diniz, Agosti & Delabie, 1999: 33, figs. 13, 14, 20, 27, 44-47, 82-88 (w.) BRAZIL.
    • Combination in Leptanilloides: Borowiec, 2016: 156.

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

Description

Worker

Brandão et al. 1999. Figs. 82-88.

Paratype (MZUSP, in mm, n 5 1): HL 0.41, HW 0.35, SL 0.27, WL 0.44, CI 87, SI 76, SRI 78.

The coarse sculpture on the head, the shape of the propodeum, the concave dorsal outline of the alitrunk and the relatively small petiolar ventral process is an unique combination for Asphinctanilloides manauara. Other relevant characters include: head wide (CI . 85), coarsely sculptured; sides rounded in full-face view; blunt teeth on genae produced; in lateral view, dorsal outline of alitrunk slightly concave at the metanotal groove; propodeum dorsum continuous with declivity. Venom apparatus: quadrate plate anterodorsal corner short without apex (Fig. 83); anal plate triangular, with width at base twice its height, with about thirty sensillae (Fig. 84); oblong plate anterior apodema wide (Fig. 86); postincision absent, ventral arm of the apodema indistinct; fulcral arm absent; gonostylus with about twelve very small sensillae; furcula with elongate wing like convergent sclerotized projections, linked to the median region of the furcula only at basal region, lateral arms absent; sting with triangular bulb base (Fig. 88); basal ridge narrow, anterolateral process short and anterior to the articular process, and short articular process at the basal region of the sting bulb.

Type Material

Holotype worker deposited at Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia. BRAZIL, Amazonas, 4832, c. 70 km N of Manaus, Fazenda Esteio, Reserva 1301(02°26’13”S, 59°48’35”W), ZF 23 Road, km 28. ‘Projeto Dinamica Biologica de Fragmentos Florestais, INPA/Smithsonian’, 14.xii.1993, soil sample H46. A. B. Casimiro col # 1001. Paratype workers (same series as holotype) deposited (one each) at American Museum of Natural History, The Natural History Museum, CEPLAC, Museum of Comparative Zoology and MZUSP.

Etymology

Manauara, a noun in apposition, related to the way local people living in the Manaus and surroundings call themselves.

References