Strumigenys lacacoca

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Strumigenys lacacoca
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Strumigenys
Species: S. lacacoca
Binomial name
Strumigenys lacacoca
Brown, 1959

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Strumigenys lacacoca.

Identification

Bolton (2000) - A member of the Strumigenys emeryi-group. This is the only species in the group in which the two pairs of erect hairs on the cephalic dorsum are long fine and flagellate; in all other members of the group they are short, quite stout and stiff.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 10.43333333° to 9.118°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Costa Rica, Panama (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

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

  • lacacoca. Strumigenys lacacoca Brown, 1959a: 101 (w.) PANAMA. See also: Brown, 1961a: 58. See also: Bolton, 2000: 515.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Worker

Bolton (2000) - TL 3.0-3.3, HL 0.72-0.78, HW 0.50-0.53, CI 67-71, ML 0.45-0.48, MI 61-66, SL 0.50-0.55, SI 102-105, PW 0.30-0.34, AL 0.73-0.78 (3 measured).

Mandible without preapical dentition. All elongate hairs on head and body fine and flagellate, including the two pairs on the cephalic dorsum. Pronotal dorsum predominantly to entirely reticulate-punctate; a few feeble longitudinal rugulae may be present but if so are very obviously secondary to the reticulate-punctate component. Pleurae and side of propodeum smooth. Propodeal lamella broad, its posterior (free) margin approximately straight to convex; propodeal lacuna present on side of lamella. Disc of postpetiole smooth or at most with faint superficial sculpture; a few short costulae may arise from the anterior margin and one or two longer costulae may occur toward the side of the dorsum. Ventral surface of petiole with a fringe or curtain of spongiform tissue.

Type Material

Bolton (2000) - Holotype and paratype workers, PANAMA: Canal Zone, Rio Chinillo, 22.ii.1924 (T.E. Snyder) (National Museum of Natural History, Museum of Comparative Zoology) [examined].

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bolton, B. 2000. The Ant Tribe Dacetini. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 65
  • Brown W. L. Jr. 1961. The neotropical species of the ant genus Strumigenys Fr. Smith: miscellaneous concluding studies. Psyche (Cambridge) 68: 58-69.
  • Brown W. L., Jr. 1959. The neotropical species of the ant genus Strumigenys Fr. Smith: group of emeryi Mann. Entomological News 70: 97-104.
  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.
  • Sosa-Calvo J., S. O. Shattuck, and T. R. Schultz. 2006. Dacetine ants of Panama: new records and description of a new species. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 108: 814-821.