Brachymyrmex aphidicola

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Brachymyrmex aphidicola
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Myrmelachistini
Genus: Brachymyrmex
Species: B. aphidicola
Binomial name
Brachymyrmex aphidicola
Forel, 1909

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States.
Neotropical Region: Argentina, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil (type locality), Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Greater Antilles, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay (type locality), Peru, Venezuela.


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Nomenclature

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

  • aphidicola. Brachymyrmex heeri var. aphidicola Forel, 1909a: 263 (w.) PARAGUAY.
    • Forel, 1912i: 62 (q.).
    • Subspecies of heeri: Forel, 1912i: 62; Forel, 1915c: 361; Bruch, 1915: 534; Santschi, 1923b: 665; Emery, 1925b: 42; Borgmeier, 1927c: 141; Donisthorpe, 1927b: 397; Wheeler, W.M. & Bequaert, 1929: 37; Wheeler, W.M. 1934h: 17; Wheeler, W.M. 1935g: 38; Santschi, 1936b: 204; Kempf, 1972a: 39; Bolton, 1995b: 81; Fernández & Ortiz-Sepúlveda, 2019: 728; Ortiz-Sepúlveda, et al. 2019: 464 (redescription).
    • Status as species: Wild, 2007b: 27, 43; Ortiz-Sepúlveda, et al. 2019: 464.
    • Senior synonym of fallax: Wild, 2007b: 43; Ortiz-Sepúlveda, et al. 2019: 464.
    • Senior synonym of hemiops: Ortiz-Sepúlveda, et al. 2019: 464.
  • fallax. Brachymyrmex heeri var. fallax Santschi, 1923b: 665, fig. 29 (w.) PARAGUAY.
    • Santschi, 1925e: 168 (q.).
    • Subspecies of heeri: Emery, 1925b: 42; Santschi, 1925e: 167; Kempf, 1972a: 39; Bolton, 1995b: 82.
    • Junior synonym of aphidicola: Wild, 2007b: 43; Ortiz-Sepúlveda, et al. 2019: 464.
  • hemiops. Brachymyrmex longicornis var. hemiops Santschi, 1923b: 668, fig. 20 (w.) BRAZIL (São Paulo).
    • Subspecies of longicornis: Emery, 1925b: 43; Borgmeier, 1927c: 142; Kempf, 1972a: 40; Bolton, 1995b: 82.
    • Junior synonym of aphidicola: Ortiz-Sepúlveda, et al. 2019: 464.

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References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Cuezzo, F. 1998. Formicidae. Chapter 42 in Morrone J.J., and S. Coscaron (dirs) Biodiversidad de artropodos argentinos: una perspectiva biotaxonomica Ediciones Sur, La Plata. Pages 452-462.
  • Favretto M. A., E. Bortolon dos Santos, and C. J. Geuster. 2013. Entomofauna from West of Santa Catarina State, South of Brazil. EntomoBrasilis 6 (1): 42-63.
  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.
  • Forel A. 1909. Ameisen aus Guatemala usw., Paraguay und Argentinien (Hym.). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 1909: 239-269.
  • Forel A. 1912. Formicides néotropiques. Part VI. 5me sous-famille Camponotinae Forel. Mémoires de la Société Entomologique de Belgique. 20: 59-92.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
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  • Ortiz-Sepuvelda C. M., B. Van Bocxlaer, A. D. Meneses, and F. Fernandez. 2019. Molecular and morphological recognition of species boundaries in the neglected ant genus Brachymyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): toward a taxonomic revision. Organisms Diversity & Evolution https://doi.org/10.1007/s13127-019-00406-2
  • Quiran, E.M. 2007. El Género Neotropical Brachymyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) en la Argentina. III: Redescripción de las Especies: B. aphidicola Forel, de B. australis Forel y B. constrictus Santschi. Neotropical Entomology 36(5):699-706
  • Rosa da Silva R. 1999. Formigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) do oeste de Santa Catarina: historico das coletas e lista atualizada das especies do Estado de Santa Catarina. Biotemas 12(2): 75-100.
  • Santschi F. 1923. Revue des fourmis du genre Brachymyrmex Mayr. Anales del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Buenos Aires 31: 650-678.
  • Santschi F. 1925. Fourmis des provinces argentines de Santa Fe, Catamarca, Santa Cruz, Córdoba et Los Andes. Comunicaciones del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural "Bernardino Rivadavia" 2: 149-168.
  • Santschi F. 1936. Contribution à l'étude des fourmis de l'Amérique du Sud. Revista de Entomologia (Rio de Janeiro). 6: 196-218.
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  • Ulyssea M.A., C. E. Cereto, F. B. Rosumek, R. R. Silva, and B. C. Lopes. 2011. Updated list of ant species (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) recorded in Santa Catarina State, southern Brazil, with a discussion of research advances and priorities. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 55(4): 603-–611.
  • Vittar, F. 2008. Hormigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) de la Mesopotamia Argentina. INSUGEO Miscelania 17(2):447-466
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