Strumigenys sublucida

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Strumigenys sublucida
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Strumigenys
Species: S. sublucida
Binomial name
Strumigenys sublucida
(Brown, 1953)

Nothing is known about the biology of Strumigenys sublucida.

Identification

Bolton (2000) - A member of the Strumigenys alberti-group.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality).


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.

  • sublucida. Smithistruma (Smithistruma) sublucida Brown, 1953g: 99 (w.) BRAZIL. Combination in Pyramica: Bolton, 1999: 1673; in Strumigenys: Baroni Urbani & De Andrade, 2007: 128. See also: Bolton, 2000: 158.

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

Description

Worker

TL 2.1-2.4, HL 0.57-0.59, HW 0.36-0.38, CI 64-66, ML 0.09-0.10, MI 16-17, SL 0.30, SI 79-80, PW 0.24-0.26, AL 0.55-0.60 (2 measured). Mandible with a basal series of 5 narrow acutely triangular teeth that immediately follow the basal lamella, the latter partially exposed in full-face view even when the mandibles are fully closed. Distal of these are two smaller but similarly shaped teeth. There is no long secondary lamella on the masticatory margin, nor is there alternation of high acute with low rounded teeth. Anterior clypeal margin broadly and evenly rounded. Eye with 6 ommatidia in the longest row. Apicoscrobal hair short and stout, shallowly curved anteriorly and somewhat thickened apically, contrasting strongly with the pronotal humeral hair, which is extremely long fine and flagellate. Dorsal alitrunk smooth and shining, with only the faintest traces of superficial shagreening. Sides of pronotum smooth. Promesonotum without a median longitudinal carina. Propodeal spines long and narrowly acutely triangular; lamella of propodeal declivity reduced to a very narrow carina. Petiole node in dorsal view broader than long , entirely smooth or at most with extremely faint sculptural vestiges, the sides bordered with spongiform tissue from anterolateral to posterolateral angles.

Type Material

Holotype worker and paratype workers, BRAZIL: Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, 1.viii.1926 (Buck) (Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Museum of Comparative Zoology) (examined).

References

  • Baroni Urbani, C. & De Andrade, M.L. 2007. The ant tribe Dacetini: limits and constituent genera, with descriptions of new species. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale “G. Doria” 99: 1-191.
  • Bolton, B. 1999. Ant genera of the tribe Dacetonini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Nat. Hist. 3 33: 1639-1689 (page 1673, Combination in Pyramica)
  • Bolton, B. 2000. The ant tribe Dacetini. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute. 65:1-1028. (page 158, redescription of worker)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1953g. Revisionary studies in the ant tribe Dacetini. Am. Midl. Nat. 50: 1-137 (page 99, worker described)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 231, catalogue)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bolton, B. 2000. The Ant Tribe Dacetini. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 65
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Santos P. P., A. Vasconcelos, B. Jahyny, and J. H. C. Delabie. 2010. Ant fauna (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) associated to arboreal nests of Nasutitermes spp. (Isoptera, Termitidae) in a cacao plantation in southeastern Bahia, Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 54(3): 450–-454.