Strumigenys hindenburgi

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Strumigenys hindenburgi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Strumigenys
Species: S. hindenburgi
Binomial name
Strumigenys hindenburgi
Forel, 1915

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Specimen Labels

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.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina (type locality), Brazil, Paraguay.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Ergatoid queens have replaced winged queens completely (Silva & Brandao 2014)


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

  • 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.



Brown 1962.

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.

Type Material

Bolton (2000) - Syntype workers, ARGENTINA: (Bruch) (Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève) [examined].


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bolton, B. 2000. The Ant Tribe Dacetini. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 65
  • Brandao, C.R.F. 1991. Adendos ao catalogo abreviado das formigas da regiao neotropical (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Bras. Entomol. 35: 319-412.
  • Brown W. L. Jr. 1961. The neotropical species of the ant genus Strumigenys Fr. Smith: miscellaneous concluding studies. Psyche (Cambridge) 68: 58-69.
  • Cuezzo F. 1999. Nuevas citas de hormigas de las tribus Dacetini y Basicerotini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) para la República Argentina. Rev. Soc. Entomol. Argent. 58(3/4): 209-210.
  • Kempf W. W. 1958. The ants of the tribe Dacetini in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, with the description of a new species of Strumigenys. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Studia Entomologica (n.s.)1: 553-560.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Silva T. S. R., and C. R. F. Brandao. 2014. Further Ergatoid Gyne Records in the Ant Tribe Dacetini (Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Neotrop. Entomol DOI 10.1007/s13744-013-0192-7
  • Silva T. S. R., and R. M. Feitosa. 2019. Using controlled vocabularies in anatomical terminology: A case study with Strumigenys (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Arthropod Structure and Development 52: 1-26.
  • Wild, A. L. "A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." Zootaxa 1622 (2007): 1-55.