Stigmatomma sakaii

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Stigmatomma sakaii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Amblyoponinae
Tribe: Amblyoponini
Genus: Stigmatomma
Species: S. sakaii
Binomial name
Stigmatomma sakaii
(Terayama, 1989)

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Specimen labels

Common Name
Yaiba-nokogiri-hari-ari
Language: Japanese

This rarely encountered species has been found under stones.

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Taiwan (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: Japan.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • sakaii. Amblyopone sakaii Terayama, 1989b: 344, figs. 1, 2 (w.) TAIWAN.
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: Taiwan: Nantou Hsien, Nanshanchi, 21.viii.1987 (H. Sakai).
    • Type-depository: NIAS.
    • Combination in Stigmatomma: Yoshimura & Fisher, 2012a: 19.
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 62; Onoyama, 1999: 161; Xu, 2001d: 552 (in key); Imai, et al. 2003: 219; Lin & Wu, 2003: 67; Xu, 2006: 152 (in key); Terayama, 2009: 93; Zhou & Ran, 2010: 102; Xu & Chu, 2012: 1177 (in key); Bharti & Rilta, 2015b: 510 (in key); Hsu, F. et al. 2017: 90 (in key).
    • Distribution: Japan, Taiwan.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Li Z.h. 2006. List of Chinese Insects. Volume 4. Sun Yat-sen University Press
  • Onoyama K. 1999. A new and a newly recorded species of the ant genus Amblyopone (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Japan. Entomological Science 2:157-161.
  • Terayama M. 1989. The ant tribe Amblyoponini (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of Taiwan with description of a new species. Japanese Journal of Entomology 57:343-346.
  • Terayama M. 2009. A synopsis of the family Formicidae of Taiwan (Insecta: Hymenoptera). Research Bulletin of Kanto Gakuen University. Liberal Arts 17:81-266.
  • Terayama M., S. Kubota, and K. Eguchi. 2014. Encyclopedia of Japanese ants. Asakura Shoten: Tokyo, 278 pp.
  • Xu Z.-H., and J. J. Chu. 2012. Four New Species of the Amblyoponine Ant Genus Amblyopone (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Southwestern China with a Key to the Known Asian Species. Sociobiology 59(4): 1175-1196.
  • Xu Zheng-hui. 2001. A systematic study on the ant genus Amblyopone Erichson from China (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica 26(4): 551-556.
  • Yamane S., S. Ikudome, and M. Terayama. 1999. Identification guide to the Aculeata of the Nansei Islands, Japan. Sapporo: Hokkaido University Press, xii + 831 pp. pp, 138-317.
  • Yamane S.; Ikudome, S.; Terayama, M. 1999. Identification guide to the Aculeata of the Nansei Islands, Japan. Sapporo: Hokkaido University Press, xii + 831 pp. pp138-317.