Strumigenys tenuipilis

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

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Specimen Labels

Bolton (2000) – Baroni Urbani (1971) lists a number of Italian localities for this species and Casevitz-Weulersse (1990) confirms its presence in Corsica. Its distribution appears to be more restricted that that of Strumigenys baudueri, and even where the two occur together tenuipilis seems much less common than baudueri.

Identification

A member of the Strumigenys baudueri-group.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Andorra, France, Greece, Iberian Peninsula, Italy (type locality), Malta, Morocco, Spain.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • tenuipilis. Strumigenys baudueri var. tenuipilis Emery, 1915a: 264 (w.) ITALY. Combination in S. (Cephaloxys): Emery, 1916b: 131; in Smithistruma: Brown, 1948e: 105; in Pyramica: Bolton, 1999: 1673. Raised to species: Brown, 1953g: 132; in Strumigenys: Baroni Urbani & De Andrade, 2007: 129. See also: Bolton, 2000: 295.

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 2.0-2.3, HL 0.56-0.62, HW 0.38-0.43, CI 67-71, ML 0.08-0.12, MI 15- 20, SL 0.27-0.31, SI 69-75, PW 0.23-0.25, AL 0.60-0.64 (10 measured).

Pilosity of clypeal dorsum in full-face view entirely of slender curved hairs that are narrowly spatulate through most of their length. In profile these hairs are elevated, directed anteriorly and at least in their apical halves are distinctly curved, arched, or even weakly hooked forward. Mediodorsally curved ground-pilosity between posterior margin of clypeus and highest point of vertex slender and simple, as are the principal curved hairs that project from the leading edge of the scape.

Type Material

Bolton (2000) - Syntype workers, Italy: Monte Argentaro (Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Genoa) [not seen].

References

  • Baroni Urbani, C. 1971c. Catalogo delle specie di Formicidae d'Italia (Studi sulla mirmecofauna d'Italia X). Mem. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 50:5-287. (page 154, catalogue)
  • 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.
  • Bernard, F. 1967a [1968]. Faune de l'Europe et du Bassin Méditerranéen. 3. Les fourmis (Hymenoptera Formicidae) d'Europe occidentale et septentrionale. Paris: Masson, 411 pp. (page 244, catalogue)
  • Bolton, B. 1999. Ant genera of the tribe Dacetonini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Natural History. 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 295, redescription of worker)
  • Bondroit, J. 1918. Les fourmis de France et de Belgique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 87:1-174. (page 168, catalogue)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1953g. Revisionary studies in the ant tribe Dacetini. Am. Midl. Nat. 50:1-137. (page 132, combination in Smithistruma (Smithistruma), raised to species, redescription of worker)
  • Casevitz-Weulersse, J. 1990a. Étude des peuplements de fourmis de la Corse (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Rev. Écol. Biol. Sol. 27:29-59. (page 32, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1915a. Contributo alla conoscenza delle formiche delle isole italiane. Descrizione di forme mediterrannee nuove o critiche. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 46[=(3)(6): 244-270 (page 264, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1916a [1915]. Fauna entomologica italiana. I. Hymenoptera.-Formicidae. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 47:79-275. (page 131, combination in Strumigenys (Cephaloxys))
  • Emery, C. 1924f [1922]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [concl.]. Genera Insectorum. 174C:207-397. (page 323, catalogue)