Nylanderia guatemalensis

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Nylanderia guatemalensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Nylanderia
Species: N. guatemalensis
Binomial name
Nylanderia guatemalensis
(Forel, 1885)

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Subspecies
Synonyms

In Florida, where this Central American species has been introduced, it is found in mesic disturbed areas and can also invade relatively undisturbed hammocks. Nests are usually in leaf litter.

Identification

Identification Keys including this Taxon

Distribution

This species has been introduced into Florida, where it is a common species in Dade, Broward, and Monroe counties, and less common farther north to Hillsborough and Indian River counties. Pest status: occasionally a minor nuisance in outdoor eating areas, rarely enters buildings in numbers. First published Florida record: Trager 1984. (Deyrup, Davis & Cover, 2000.)

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States.
Neotropical Region: Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Greater Antilles, Guatemala (type locality), Haiti, Lesser Antilles, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Queen

Nomenclature

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

  • guatemalensis. Prenolepis vividula var. guatemalensis Forel, 1885a: 348 (w.q.) GUATEMALA. Wheeler, W.M. 1905f: 392 (m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1986d: 336 (l.). Combination in Pr. (Nylanderia): Forel, 1912i: 66; in Paratrechina (Nylanderia): Emery, 1925b: 223; in Nylanderia: Kempf, 1972a: 167; in Paratrechina: Trager, 1984b: 139; in Nylanderia: LaPolla, Brady & Shattuck, 2010a: 127. Subspecies of vividula: Forel, 1912i: 66; Wheeler, W.M. 1924a: 111. Raised to species: Forel, 1893g: 340; Forel, 1902b: 178; Smith, M.R. 1954c: 14; Trager, 1984b: 139. Senior synonym of antillana: Kallal & LaPolla, 2012: 41. Current subspecies: nominal plus cocoensis, itinerans.
  • antillana. Prenolepis guatemalensis r. antillana Forel, 1893g: 340 (w.q.m.) ANTILLES. Combination in Pr. (Nylanderia): Forel, 1912i: 66; in Paratrechina (Nylanderia): Emery, 1925b: 223; in Nylanderia: Kempf, 1972a: 168; in Paratrechina: Brandão, 1991: 368; in Nylanderia: LaPolla, Brady & Shattuck, 2010a: 127. Subspecies of vividula: Forel, 1912i: 66. Junior synonym of guatemalensis: Kallal & LaPolla, 2012: 41.

Type Material

Description

Worker

Entierement d'un jaune pale. Mesonotum microscopiquement pubescent et microscopiquement ride. Du reste comme les varietes pubescentes et jaunes de la P. vividula

Queen

est identique a celle de la P. vividula i. sp.

Type Material

Retaluleu en Guatemala (M. Stoll)

References

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