Myrmicaria natalensis eumenoides

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Myrmicaria natalensis eumenoides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Myrmicaria
Species: M. natalensis
Subspecies: M. natalensis eumenoides
Trinomial name
Myrmicaria natalensis eumenoides
(Gerstäcker, 1859)

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Kenya, Mozambique (type locality), Zimbabwe.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Life History Traits

  • Mean colony size: 20,000 (Levieux, 1983; Beckers et al., 1989)
  • Foraging behaviour: mass recruiter (Levieux, 1983; Beckers et al., 1989)

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • eumenoides. Heptacondylus eumenoides Gerstäcker, 1859: 263 (q.) MOZAMBIQUE. [Also described as new by Gerstäcker, 1862: 514.] Forel, 1910e: 446 (w.); Santschi, 1914e: 34 (m.). Subspecies of fodica: Emery, 1893e: 219. Revived from synonymy: Dalla Torre, 1893: 155; Forel, 1894b: 83; Arnold, 1916: 263; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 812. Junior synonym of natalensis: Emery, 1922e: 123. Revived from synonymy as subspecies of natalensis: Santschi, 1925c: 145.

Description

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