Nesomyrmex rutilans

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Nesomyrmex rutilans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Nesomyrmex
Species: N. rutilans
Binomial name
Nesomyrmex rutilans
(Kempf, 1958)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana (type locality), Peru, Suriname.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • rutilans. Leptothorax rutilans Kempf, 1958c: 100, figs. 11, 16, 20 (w.) GUYANA. Kempf, 1959c: 424 (q.). Combination in L. (Nesomyrmex): Kempf, 1959c: 423; in Nesomyrmex: Bolton, 2003: 272.



  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 272, Combination in Nesomyrmex)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1958c. Sôbre algumas formigas neotrópicas do gênero Leptothorax Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). An. Acad. Bras. Cienc. 30: 91-102 (page 100, figs. 11, 16, 20 worker described)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1959d. A synopsis of the New World species belonging to the Nesomyrmex-group of the ant genus Leptothorax Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. (n.s.) 2: 391-432 (page 424, queen described, Combination in L. (Nesomyrmex))

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.
  • Franco W., N. Ladino, J. H. C. Delabie, A. Dejean, J. Orivel, M. Fichaux, S. Groc, M. Leponce, and R. M. Feitosa. 2019. First checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of French Guiana. Zootaxa 4674(5): 509-543.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).