Forelius brasiliensis

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Forelius brasiliensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Forelius
Species: F. brasiliensis
Binomial name
Forelius brasiliensis
(Forel, 1908)

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Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil (type locality), Paraguay, Uruguay.


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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.

  • brasiliensis. Iridomyrmex (Forelius) maccooki var. brasiliensis Forel, 1908c: 396 (w.) BRAZIL. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1966: 730 (l.). Cuezzo, 2000: 231 (q.m.). Combination in Forelius: Emery, 1913a: 36. Subspecies of mccooki: Forel, 1912h: 43. Raised to species: Santschi, 1922b: 373; Kusnezov, 1957b: 17. Senior synonym of fiebrigi, pilipes and material of the unavailable name carmelitana referred here: Cuezzo, 2000: 229.
  • fiebrigi. Forelius maccooki r. fiebrigi Forel, 1912h: 44 (w.) PARAGUAY. Raised to species: Kempf, 1972a: 109. Junior synonym of brasiliensis: Cuezzo, 2000: 229.
  • pilipes. Forelius rufus var. pilipes Santschi, 1920d: 382 (w.) ARGENTINA. [Forelius rufus var. pilipes Santschi, 1919f: 53. Nomen nudum.] Subspecies of brasiliensis: Santschi, 1922b: 374. Junior synonym of brasiliensis: Cuezzo, 2000: 229.

Description

References

  • Cuezzo, F. 2000. Revisión del género Forelius (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dolichoderinae). Sociobiology 35: 197-275 (page 231, queen, male described)
  • Cuezzo, F. 2000. Revisión del género Forelius (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dolichoderinae). Sociobiology 35: 197-275 (page 229, Senior synonym of fiebrigi and pilipes, and material of the unavailable name carmelitana referred here)
  • Emery, C. 1913a [1912]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dolichoderinae. Genera Insectorum 137: 1-50 (page 36, Combination in Forelius)
  • Forel, A. 1908h. Ameisen aus Sao Paulo (Brasilien), Paraguay etc. gesammelt von Prof. Herm. v. Ihering, Dr. Lutz, Dr. Fiebrig, etc. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 58: 340-418 (page 396, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1912i. Formicides néotropiques. Part V. 4me sous-famille Dolichoderinae Forel. Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 20: 33-58 (page 43, Race of mccooki)
  • Kusnezov, N. 1957e. Nuevas especies de hormigas (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Rev. Soc. Urug. Entomol. 2: 7-18 (page 17, Raised to species)
  • Santschi, F. 1922c. Myrmicines, dolichodérines et autres formicides néotropiques. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 54: 345-378 (page 373, Raised to species)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1966. Ant larva of the subfamily Dolichoderinae: supplement. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 59: 726-732 (page 730, larva described)