Hylomyrma balzani

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Hylomyrma balzani
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Pogonomyrmecini
Genus: Hylomyrma
Species: H. balzani
Binomial name
Hylomyrma balzani
(Emery, 1894)

Hylomyrma balzani casent0173968 profile 1.jpg

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Specimen Label


Photo Gallery

  • Hylomyrma balzani nest in dead wood. The tiny nest contained only 2 workers with brood. Florianopolis, Brazil. Photo by Philipp Hönle.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana, Paraguay (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • balzani. Tetramorium balzani Emery, 1894c: 165 (w.) PARAGUAY. Kempf, 1960f: 434 (q.). Combination in Lundella: Emery, 1915i: 191; in Hylomyrma: Kempf, 1960f: 434. Senior synonym of speciosa: Kempf, 1960f: 434. See also: Kempf, 1973b: 230.
  • speciosa. Lundella speciosa Borgmeier, 1937b: 241, figs. 25-29 (w.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of balzani: Kempf, 1960f: 434.



  • Emery, C. 1894d. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. VI-XVI. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 26: 137-241 (page 165, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1915g. Noms de sous-genres et de genres proposés pour la sous-famille des Myrmicinae. Modifications à la classification de ce groupe (Hymenoptera Formicidae). Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 1915: 189-192 (page 191, Combination in Lundella)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1960f. Miscellaneous studies on Neotropical ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. (n.s.) 3: 417-466 (page 434, queen described)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1960f. Miscellaneous studies on Neotropical ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. (n.s.) 3: 417-466 (page 434, Combination in Hylomyrma, and senior synonym of speciosa)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1973b. A revision of the Neotropical myrmicine ant genus Hylomyrma Forel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. 16: 225-260 (page 230, see also)