Nomamyrmex hartigii

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Nomamyrmex hartigii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Nomamyrmex
Species: N. hartigii
Binomial name
Nomamyrmex hartigii
(Westwood, 1842)

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Watkins (1977) - Workers: postoccipital sulcus absent; dorsum of petiole without longitudinal rugae. Males: border of head behind ocellar peduncle without a lamella; first gastric tergite without longitudinal rugae; width of blade of stipes at least two-thirds its length; posteroventral projection of volsella triangular with a small dorsal tooth near sharp apex. The characteristics of N. hartigi are very uniform throughout its entire range.

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality), Colombia, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela.

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

  • hartigii. Labidus hartigii Westwood, 1842: 75, pl. 20, fig. 3 (m.) BRAZIL. Combination in Eciton: Dalla Torre, 1893: 3; in E. (Labidus): Emery, 1910b: 23; in E. (Holopone): Santschi, 1925b: 11; in E. (Nomamyrmex): Borgmeier, 1936: 55; in Nomamyrmex: Borgmeier, 1953: 8. Senior synonym of apicifer, hansi: Borgmeier, 1953: 14, 9, respectively; of schlechtendali: Borgmeier, 1955: 155. See also: Watkins, 1977a: 204.
  • schlechtendali. Eciton schlechtendali Mayr, 1887: 552 (w.) SOUTH AMERICA. Combination in E. (Labidus): Emery, 1910b: 23; in E. (Holopone): Santschi, 1925b: 11; in E. (Nomamyrmex): Borgmeier, 1936: 55; in Nomamyrmex: Borgmeier, 1953: 11. Junior synonym of hartigii: Borgmeier, 1955: 155.
  • hansi. Eciton (Labidus) hartigi r. hansi Forel, 1912c: 43 (m.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of hartigii: Borgmeier, 1953: 9.
  • apicifer. Eciton (Labidus) apicifer Santschi, 1916e: 366, fig. (m.) PARAGUAY. Junior synonym of hartigii: Borgmeier, 1953: 14.



  • Borgmeier, T. 1936b. Sobre algumas formigas dos generos Eciton e Cheliomyrmex (Hym. Formicidae). Arch. Inst. Biol. Veg. (Rio J.) 3: 51-68 (page 55, Combination in E.(Nomamyrmex))
  • Borgmeier, T. 1953. Vorarbeiten zu einer Revision der neotropischen Wanderameisen. Stud. Entomol. 2: 1-51 (page 8, Combination in Nomamyrmex; page 14, Senior synonym of apicifer; page 9, Senior synonym of hansi)
  • Borgmeier, T. 1955. Die Wanderameisen der neotropischen Region. Stud. Entomol. 3: 1-720 (page 155, Senior synonym of schlechtendali)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 3, Combination in Eciton)
  • Emery, C. 1910b. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dorylinae. Genera Insectorum 102: 1-34 (page 23, Combination in E. (Labidus))
  • Santschi, F. 1925b [1924]. Nouvelles fourmis brésiliennes. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 64: 5-20 (page 11, Combination in E. (Holopone))
  • Watkins, J. F., II. 1977a. The species and subspecies of Nomamyrmex (Dorylinae: Formicidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society. 50:203-214. (page 204, see also)
  • Westwood, J. O. 1842. Monograph of the hymenopterous group, Dorylides. Pp. 73-80 in: Westwood, J. O. Arcana entomologica; or illustrations of new, rare, and interesting insects. Volume 1, No. 5. London: W. Smith, pp. 65-80, pl. 17-20. (page 75, pl. 20, fig. 3 male described)