Strumigenys trudifera

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Strumigenys trudifera
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Strumigenys
Species: S. trudifera
Binomial name
Strumigenys trudifera
Kempf & Brown, 1969

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Specimen Labels

Strumigenys trudifera group

Type specimens were collected "in leaf litter Berlese samples in the degraded rainforest at and ner Utinga, outside BeIem do Para, Brasil" and "with Berlese funnel from thin leaf litter on sand in cut-over rain forest, at Cachoeira Alta near Rio Taruma, Amazonas State, Brasil." (Kempf and Brown 1969) Brown, Jr.

Identification

A member of the Strumigenys trudifera-group.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality), Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela.


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • trudifera. Strumigenys trudifera Kempf & Brown, 1969: 18, figs. 1-3 (w.q.) BRAZIL. See also: Bolton, 2000: 568.

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 3.0-3.4, HL 0.68-0.72, HW 0.44-0.48, CI 65-68, ML 0.78-0.89, MI 110-120, SL 0.48-0.56, SI 108-117, PW 0.29-0.32, AL 0.65-0.72 (10 measured). In full-face view upper scrobe margins divergent from frontal lobes to level of eyes, then passing through an angle and thereafter more or less parallel to their apices. In same view the posterior portion of the ventrolateral margin of the head is visible beyond the line of the scrobe. Eye small, with 6-8 ommatidia in total. Funicular segments all elongate and narrow, segments 2 and 3 much longer than broad. Flagellate hair at pronotal humerus arising from a distinct tubercle. Dorsal surfaces of middle and hind legs without gland bullae. Petiole with a long slender peduncle, the node in dorsal view reticulate-punctate, slightly longer than broad and without a spongiform posterior collar. In profile lateral lobe of petiole node small to minute and ventral spongiform strip variably developed, sometimes mostly or entirely absent. Disc of postpetiole reticulate-punctate to almost smooth. Basigastral costulae sparse but sharply defined, longer than disc of postpetiole; spaces between costulae superficially sculptured.

Type Material

Bolton (2000) - Holotype and paratype workers, BRAZIL: Para, Utinga tract nr Belem, BF-, 6.viii.1962 (P. F. Darlington). Paratype workers and queens, BRAZIL: Amazonas, Cachoeira Alta, near Rio Taruma, 28.viii.1962 (W. L. Brown) (Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Museum of Comparative Zoology, The Natural History Museum) [examined].

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