Neivamyrmex iridescens

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Neivamyrmex iridescens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Neivamyrmex
Species: N. iridescens
Binomial name
Neivamyrmex iridescens
Borgmeier, 1950

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Specimen Label

This species is only known from queens and/or workers and has yet to be associated with males.

Identification

Jack Longino:

Posterior face of propodeum strongly concave, distinctly indented below a rounded juncture of dorsal and posterior faces; eye with distinct convex cornea; head smooth and with sparse small puncta, distinctly shiny; surface of body red brown with violaceous reflections.

Similar species: Neivamyrmex alfaroi.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guyana (type locality), Suriname, Venezuela.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Jack Longino: I know this species from two collections. I collected from a column at 1900hrs at Sirena in Corcovado National Park. Ronald Vargas, of Project ALAS, collected from a column at La Selva Biological Station.

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • iridescens. Neivamyrmex iridescens Borgmeier, 1950c: 623, figs. 1-5 (w.) GUYANA. Material in copal: DuBois, 1998a: 138. See also: Borgmeier, 1955: 540.

Description

References

  • Borgmeier, T. 1950c. Uma nova espécie do gênero Neivamyrmex Borgmeier (Hym. Formicidae). Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 21: 623-624 (page 623, figs. 1-5 worker described)
  • Borgmeier, T. 1955. Die Wanderameisen der neotropischen Region. Stud. Entomol. 3: 1-720 (page 540, see also)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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  • Borgmeier T. 1955. Die Wanderameisen der neotropischen Region. Studia Entomologica 3: 1-720.
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