Acanthognathus ocellatus

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Acanthognathus ocellatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Acanthognathus
Species: A. ocellatus
Binomial name
Acanthognathus ocellatus
Mayr, 1887



Specimen label information

At a Glance • Ergatoid queen  



Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality), Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Ergatoid queens occur as well as winged queens (Silva & Brandao 2014).


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

  • ocellatus. Acanthognathus ocellatus Mayr, 1887: 579 (w.) BRAZIL. Mann, 1916: 452 (q). See also: Brown & Kempf, 1969: 95; Bolton, 2000: 16.



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  • Bolton, B. 1999. Ant genera of the tribe Dacetonini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Nat. Hist. 3 33: 1639-1689 (page 1652, see also)
  • Bolton, B. 2000. The ant tribe Dacetini. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 65: 1-1028 (page 16, see also)
  • Borgmeier, T. 1927c. Catalogo systematico e synonymico das formigas do Brasil. 2 parte. Subf. Pseudomyrminae, Myrmicinae, Formicidae. Arch. Mus. Nac. (Rio J.) 29: 69-164 (page 120, catalogue)
  • Brandão, C. R. F. 1991. Adendos ao catálogo abreviado das formigas da região Neotropical (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Bras. Entomol. 35: 319-412 (page 322, catalogue)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr.; Kempf, W. W. 1969. A revision of the neotropical dacetine ant genus Acanthognathus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Psyche (Camb.) 76: 87-109 (page 95, redescription of worker and queen)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 148, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1924f [1922]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [concl.]. Genera Insectorum 174C: 207-397 (page 318, catalogue)
  • Fernández, F.; Palacio, E. E.; MacKay, W. P.; MacKay, E. S. 1996. Introducción al estudio de las hormigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) de Colombia. Pp. 349-412 in: Andrade, M. G., Amat García, G., Fernández, F. (eds.) Insectos de Colombia. Estudios escogido (page 381, see also)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1958g. The ants of the tribe Dacetini in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, with the description of a new species of Strumigenys. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. (n.s.) 1: 553-560 (page 553, redescription of worker and queen)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1964e. Miscellaneous studies on Neotropical ants. III. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. 7: 45-71 (page 67, redescription of worker and queen)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 9, catalogue)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1975a [1974]. Report on Neotropical Dacetine ant studies (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Bras. Biol. 34: 411-424 (page 412, distribution)
  • Lattke, J. E. 1985b. Hallazgos de hormigas nuevas para Venezuela (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bol. Entomol. Venez. (n.s.) 4: 82-84 (page 83, catalogue)
  • Mann, W. M. 1916. The Stanford Expedition to Brazil, 1911, John C. Branner, Director. The ants of Brazil. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 60: 399-490 (page 452, queen described)
  • Mayr, G. 1887. Südamerikanische Formiciden. Verhandlungen der k.k. Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 37: 511-632. [(30).ix.1887.] PDF (page 579, worker described)
  • Santschi, F. 1922c. Myrmicines, dolichodérines et autres formicides néotropiques. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 54: 345-378 (page 353, misidentification)
  • Silva, T.S.R., Brandao, C.R.F. 2014. Further ergatoid gyne records in the ant tribe Dacetini (Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Neotropical Entomology 43, 161–171 (DOI 10.1007/s13744-013-0192-7).
  • Smith, M. R. 1944c. A key to the genus Acanthognathus Mayr, with the description of a new species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 46: 150-152 (page 150, redescription of worker and queen)