The only biological information known about this species is the specimen label data from a P. Ward collection: tropical moist forest, sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood).
|At a Glance||• Ergatoid queen|
Bolton (2000) - A member of the hindenburgi complex in the Strumigenys hindenburgi-group. Closely related to Strumigenys cosmostela but always lacking coarse sculpture on the pronotum, hindenburgi is also separated by its longer and more slender hind femora (see above) and very obviously expanded upper scrobe margins.
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Ergatoid queens have replaced winged queens completely (Silva & Brandao 2014)
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- hindenburgi. Strumigenys hindenburgi Forel, 1915c: 357 (w.) ARGENTINA. Brown, 1961a: 63 (q.). See also: Bolton, 2000: 520.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Bolton (2000) - TL 2.5-3.0, HL 0.63-0.70, HW 0.52-0.62, CI 82-88, ML 0.37-0.40, MI 57-61, SL 0.34-0.40, SI 65-70, PW 0.32-0.35, AL 0.63-0.70 (8 measured).
With characters of hindenburgi-complex. Head and promesonotum very densely reticulate-punctate. Walls of punctures on head may be aligned in places and appear as minute irregular rugulae; on pronotum a few feeble rugulae may occur. With head in full-face view upper scrobe margins expanded and lamellate, at maximum about as wide as maximum width of scape. Apicoscrobal hair flagellate. Preocular carina in profile directed obliquely downward toward eye. Disc of postpetiole with feeble rugulose sculpture. Basigastral costulae fine and dense, longer than postpetiole disc. Flagellate hairs on first gastral tergite long fine and abundant, too numerous to count easily; similar but shorter hairs abundant on first sternite.
Bolton (2000) - Syntype workers, ARGENTINA: (Bruch) (Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève) [examined].
- Bolton, B. 2000. The ant tribe Dacetini. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute. 65:1-1028. (page 520, catalogue)
- Brown, W. L., Jr. 1961. The neotropical species of the ant genus Strumigenys Fr. Smith: miscellaneous concluding studies. Psyche. 68:58-69. PDF (page 63, queen described)
- Brown, W. L., Jr. 1962c. The neotropical species of the ant genus Strumigenys Fr. Smith: synopsis and keys to the species. Psyche. 69:238-267. PDF
- Forel, A. 1915c. Formicides d'Afrique et d'Amérique nouveaux ou peu connus. IIe partie. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 50: 335-364 (page 357, worker described)
- Silva, T.S.R., Brandao, C.R.F. 2014. Further ergatoid gyne records in the ant tribe Dacetini (Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Neotropical Entomology 43, 161–171 (DOI 10.1007/s13744-013-0192-7).