Lordomyrma caledonica

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Lordomyrma caledonica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Lordomyrma
Species: L. caledonica
Binomial name
Lordomyrma caledonica
(André, 1889)

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Specimen Label

Identification

Apex of petiolar node angular, acuminate or actely conical above; epinotal spines short, nearly straight. Upper surface of head, except the cheeks and spaces between the eyes and frontal carinae, smooth and shining. Length 4.5-5 mm.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -20.992° to -22.066667°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: New Caledonia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Queens and males are unknown.

Nomenclature

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

  • caledonica. Podomyrma caledonica André, 1889: 225 (w.) NEW CALEDONIA. Combination in Lordomyrma: Emery, 1897c: 591. See also: Wheeler, W.M. 1919f: 99.

Description

Worker. Ferruginous, shining; mandibular teeth, anterior border of head, femora, tibiae and the two posterior thirds of the gaster, sometimes also the upper surface of the head with the scapes, more or less brown. Mandibles nearly smooth and shining, with a few, very scattered punctures; their terminal border armed with three teeth anteriorly and indistinctly denticulate behind. Head (without the mandibles) nearly as long as broad, slightly narrowed in front, strongly rounded at the posterior angles. Cheeks in front of the eyes, together with the spaces between the eyes and the frontal carinae, longitudinally rugose, the rugae becoming semicircular around the articulations of the antennae; the remainder of the head, with the clypeus and frontal area, smooth and very shining. Antennae 12-jointed; funicular joints 2-7 transverse. Thorax with coarse rugae, transverse above, lonitudinal on the sides; the sculpture rather effaced on the disc of the pronotum and the declivity of the propodeum. Pronotum convex, unarmed above, its interior border much raised above the articulation of the anterior coxae and terminating in front in a blunt denticle. There is a deep constriction between the mesonotum and propodeum; the latter, very narrow above, terminates at the juncture of the basal and declivous surfaces in two strong, acute teeth, which are very divergent and directed upward. Petiole surmonthed by an acute cone, inclined forward; postpetiole transverse, armed with a small dentiform tubercle at its anterior angles; the petiole is transversely rugose above, the postpetiole nearly smooth, except behind, where there are a few more or less effaced rugae. Gaster smooth and very shining. Coxae very globular; femora only slightly swollen; four posterior tibiae without spurs. Whole body, including the antennal scapes and legs bristling with long, yellowish, delicate and moderately abundant hairs. Length 4.5-5 mm.

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References

  • Emery, C. 1897c. Formicidarum species novae vel minus cognitae in collectione Musaei Nationalis Hungarici quas in Nova-Guinea, colonia germanica, collegit L. Biró. Természetrajzi Füzetek 20:571-599.
  • Emery, C. 1897e. Viaggio di Lamberto Loria nella Papuasia orientale. XVIII. Formiche raccolte nella Nuova Guinea dal Dott. Lamberto Loria. [concl.]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 38[=(2(18): 577-594 (page 591, Combination in Lordomyrma)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Donisthorpe H. 1940. Lordomyrma infundibuli (Hym., Formicidae), a new species of ant from Dutch New Guinea. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 76: 45-47.
  • Field Museum Collection, Chicago, Illinois (C. Moreau)
  • Jennings J. T., L. Krogmann, and C. Burwell. 2013. Review of the hymenopteran fauna of New Caledonia with a checklist of species. Zootaxa 3736(1): 1-53.
  • Le Breton J., J. Chazeau and H. Jourdan. 2002. Expression de Wasmannia dans une forêt dense humide et impact sur la myrmécofaune native de litière. P 57-63. In Etude de l'invasion de la Nouvelle-Calédonie par la fourmi pionnière Wasmannia auropunctata (Roger): modalités, impact sur la diversité et le fonctionnement des écosystèmes, moyens d'une maîtrise de la nuisance. Programme INWASCAL, Conventions Sciences de la Vie, Zoologie Appliquée 13.
  • Le Breton J., J. Chazeau, and H. Jourdan. 2003. Immediate impacts of invasion by Wasmannia auropunctata (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on native litter ant fauna in a New Caledonian rainforest. Austral Ecology 28: 204–209.
  • Taylor R. W. 1987. A checklist of the ants of Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Division of Entomology Report 41: 1-92.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1919. The ant genus Lordomyrma Emery. Psyche (Cambridge) 26: 97-106.
  • Wheeler W.M. 1935. Check list of the ants of Oceania. Occasional Papers of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum 11(11):1-56.
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1927. The ants of Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 62: 121-153
  • Wheeler, William Morton. 1927. The Ants of Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 62(4): 121-153
  • Wheeler, William Morton.1935.Checklist of the Ants of Oceania.Occasional Papers 11(11): 3-56
  • Yasumatsu K. 1950. Discovery of an ant of the genus Lordomyrma Emery in eastern Asia (Hym.). Insecta Matsumurana 17: 73-79.