Anochetus inermis

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Anochetus inermis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Anochetus
Species: A. inermis
Binomial name
Anochetus inermis
André, 1889

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Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Barbados, Colombia, Grenada, Lesser Antilles, Martinique, Trinidad and Tobago (type locality), Venezuela.


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • inermis. Anochetus (Stenomyrmex) inermis André, 1889: 221 (w.) TRINIDAD.
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: Trinidad: (no further data) (no collector’s name).
    • Type-depository: MNHN.
    • Forel, 1897b: 298 (m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1976a: 60 (l.).
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 48; Emery, 1894c: 186 (in key); Forel, 1897b: 298; Wheeler, W.M. 1905b: 121; Wheeler, W.M. 1911b: 168; Emery, 1911d: 110; Forel, 1912c: 29; Wheeler, W.M. 1922c: 3; Kempf, 1972a: 21; Brown, 1978c: 557, 613; Brandão, 1991: 325; Bolton, 1995b: 64; Zabala, 2008: 132; Wetterer, et al. 2016: 7; Fernández & Guerrero, 2019: 516.
    • Senior synonym of meinerti: Brown, 1978c: 557; Brandão, 1991: 325; Bolton, 1995b: 64.
    • Distribution: Colombia, Grenada, Martinique, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad, Venezuela.
  • meinerti. Anochetus inermis var. meinerti Forel, 1905b: 156 (w.) VENEZUELA, MARTINIQUE.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-localities: Venezuela: La Moka (Meinert), and Martinique (A. Forel).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Wheeler, W.M. 1916d: 323 (q.m.).
    • Subspecies of inermis: Emery, 1911d: 110; Wheeler, W.M. 1916d: 323; Wheeler, W.M. 1922c: 3; Kempf, 1972a: 21.
    • Junior synonym of inermis: Brown, 1978c: 557; Brandão, 1991: 325; Bolton, 1995b: 65.

Description

References

  • André, E. 1889. Hyménoptères nouveaux appartenant au groupe des Formicides. Rev. Entomol. (Caen) 8: 217-231 (page 221, worker described)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1978c. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section B. Genus Anochetus and bibliography. Stud. Entomol. 20: 549-638 (page 557, senior synonym of meinerti)
  • Forel, A. 1897b. Quelques Formicides de l'Antille de Grenada récoltés par M. H. H. Smith. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 1897: 297-300 (page 298, male described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1976a. Supplementary studies on ant larvae: Ponerinae. Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 102: 41-64 (page 60, larva described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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  • Brown W.L. Jr. 1978. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section B. Genus Anochetus and bibliography. Studia Ent. 20(1-4): 549-638.
  • CSIRO Collection
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  • Forel A. 1897. Quelques Formicides de l'Antille de Grenada récoltés par M. H. H. Smith. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London. 1897: 297-300.
  • Forel A. 1905. Miscellanea myrmécologiques II (1905). Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 49: 155-185.
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  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
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