Fulakora mystriops

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Fulakora mystriops
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Amblyoponinae
Tribe: Amblyoponini
Genus: Fulakora
Species: F. mystriops
Binomial name
Fulakora mystriops
(Brown, 1960)

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Keys including this Species


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 15.266667° to 2.95°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guatemala (type locality), Honduras.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • mystriops. Amblyopone mystriops Brown, 1960a: 185, fig. 19 (q.) GUATEMALA.
    • Type-material: holotype queen.
    • Type-locality: Guatemala: Los Amates (Kellerman).
    • Type-depository: MCZC.
    • Lattke, 1991c: 5 (w.).
    • Combination in Stigmatomma: Yoshimura & Fisher, 2012a: 19;
    • combination in Fulakora: Ward & Fisher, 2016: 691.
    • Status as species: Brown, 1960a: 191 (in key); Kempf, 1972a: 20; Lattke, 1991c: 5; Bolton, 1995b: 62; Lacau & Delabie, 2002: 40 (in key); Arias-Penna, 2008a: 46; Branstetter & Sáenz, 2012: 253; Feitosa, 2015c: 97; Fernández, Delsinne & Arias-Penna, 2019: 505.
    • Distribution: Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Venezuela.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.



Lattke (1991):

Dimensions: HL 1.18-1.35, ML 1.14-1.29, HW 1.08-1.24, SL 0.72-0.77, ED 0.06-0.08, WL 1.63-1.88 mm, CI 0.92, MI 1.03-1.07, SI 0.62-0.67; n=3.

Cephalic dorsum reticulo-punctulate with short smooth and shiny median strip, bordered laterally by longitudinal carinae that extend from between frontal carinae and fusing at cephalic mid-length. Anterior cephalic margins with longitudinal parallel rugulae that diverge from antennal fossae. Frontal carinae separated by smooth and shining median depression, and also by small clypeal lobe. Head without gular teeth, only blunt corners present. Mandibles between dorsal carinae and teeth with oblique rugulae, becoming smooth and shining apicad. About 7 denticles on anterior clypeal margin. Mandibles with 2 separate ranks of teeth, a short apical tooth and a rounded preapical process. Eyes small and situated behind cephalic mid-length. Antennae 12-merous.

Promesonotal suture deep, mesometanotal suture also well defined; mesonotum narrow, transverse rugulose to punctate. Rest of nota tend to be smooth and shining, with sparse punctures.

Mesosoma laterally with anterior pronotal margin convex and broadly convex dorsally; metanotum straight; dorsal propodeal face slightly convex, declivitous face straight to slightly convex. Propodeal spiracle oval and directed lateroposteriorly. In dorsal view lateral pronotal margin and metanotum + propodeum form two broad convexities. Anepisternum with some longitudinal rugulae, but rest of lateral mesosomal sculpture as on dorsum, but with fewer punctures posteriorly. Declivitous propodeal face smooth and shining. Anterior nodal face of petiole straight to slightly concave, dorsal face broadly convex. Subpetiolar process an anteriorly directed rounded lobe with oval fenestra. Gaster smooth and shining with sparse punctures. Legs mostly smooth and shining, but with numerous punctures. Apex of protibia with pectinate spur, mesotibia with 2 simple spurs and metatibia with pectinate spur and simple spur.

Head, legs, antennae, and ventral mandibular face with abundant decumbent pubescence, thinner on rest of body. Suberect hairs on interior mandibular margin, antennae, and to a lesser degree on legs. Abundant subdecumbent hairs on tarsi. Sparse decumbent pilosity on mesosoma, gaster and longer suberect hairs on pygidium. Mandibles, antennae, legs reddish brown, rest of body black.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Brown W. L., Jr. 1960. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. III. Tribe Amblyoponini (Hymenoptera). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 122: 143-230.
  • Fernández F., E. E. Palacio, W. P. Mackay, and E. S. MacKay. 1996. Introducción al estudio de las hormigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) de Colombia. Pp. 349-412 in: Andrade M. G., G. Amat García, and F. Fernández. (eds.) 1996. Insectos de Colombia. Estudios escogidos. Bogotá: Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales, 541 pp
  • Fernández F., and T. M. Arias-Penna. 2008. Las hormigas cazadoras en la región Neotropical. Pp. 3-39 in: Jiménez, E.; Fernández, F.; Arias, T.M.; Lozano-Zambrano, F. H. (eds.) 2008. Sistemática, biogeografía y conservación de las hormigas cazadoras de Colombia. Bogotá: Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt, xiv + 609 pp.
  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.
  • Franco W., N. Ladino, J. H. C. Delabie, A. Dejean, J. Orivel, M. Fichaux, S. Groc, M. Leponce, and R. M. Feitosa. 2019. First checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of French Guiana. Zootaxa 4674(5): 509-543.
  • INBio Collection (via Gbif)
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Lattke, J. E. 1991. Studies of neotropical Amblyopone Erichson (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Contributions in Science (Los Angel.) 428: 1-7
  • Longino J. T. 2013. Ants of Honduras. Consulted on 18 Jan 2013. https://sites.google.com/site/longinollama/reports/ants-of-honduras
  • Longino J. T. 2013. Ants of Nicargua. Consulted on 18 Jan 2013. https://sites.google.com/site/longinollama/reports/ants-of-nicaragua
  • Longino J. T. L., and M. G. Branstetter. 2018. The truncated bell: an enigmatic but pervasive elevational diversity pattern in Middle American ants. Ecography 41: 1-12.
  • Longino J. et al. ADMAC project. Accessed on March 24th 2017 at https://sites.google.com/site/admacsite/