Nylanderia obscura

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Nylanderia obscura
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Nylanderia
Species: N. obscura
Binomial name
Nylanderia obscura
(Mayr, 1862)

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality), Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norfolk Island.
Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • obscura. Prenolepis obscura Mayr, 1862: 698 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Forel, 1891b: 93 (m.). Combination in Pr. (Nylanderia): Emery, 1914f: 422; in Paratrechina (Nylanderia): Emery, 1925b: 221; in Nylanderia: LaPolla, Brady & Shattuck, 2010a: 127. Current subspecies: nominal plus bismarckensis, celebensis, minor, papuana.

Type Material

Description

Worker

Lange: 3-3.5mm. Schwarzbraun, glanzend, Mandibeln, Fuhler und Beine braun, Ende der Geissel und Tarsen braunlich gelb. Pubescenz fein, nicht reichlich. Mandibeln langsgerunzelt. Kopf und Thorax bochst fein verworren und seicht gerunzelt. Schuppe keilformig, viereckig. Hinterleib fast glatt.

Queen

Lange: 4-5mm. Wie der Konigin gefarbt. Pubescenz reichlich, dadurch der Korper schimmernd. Kopf und Thorax fein zerstreut punctirt und etwas grober gerunzelt als beim Konigin. Hinterleib ziemlich dicht und nicht sehr fein runzlig punctirt. Flugel stark angeraucht.

Type Material

Sidney (Novara).

References

  • Emery, C. 1914f. Les fourmis de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et des îles Loyalty. Nova Caled. A Zool. 1: 393-437 (page 422, Combination in Pr. (Nylanderia))
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 221, Combination in Paratrechina (Nylanderia))
  • Forel, A. 1891c. Les Formicides. [part]. In: Grandidier, A. Histoire physique, naturelle, et politique de Madagascar. Volume XX. Histoire naturelle des Hyménoptères. Deuxième partie (28e fascicule). Paris: Hachette et Cie, v + 237 pp. (page 93, male described)
  • Mayr, G. 1862. Myrmecologische Studien. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 12: 649-776 (page 698, worker, queen described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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