This species is known from a single queen and a tentatively, and questionably, associated male.
Feitosa et al. (2008) - The gyne of S. connectens can be immediately recognized and separated from the other species in the genus by the presence of two anteroventral projections in the petiolar peduncle.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- connectens. Stegomyrmex connectens Emery, 1912b: 100, fig. 5 (q.m.) PERU. See also: Hölldobler & Wilson, 1986a: 16; Diniz, 1990: 284; Feitosa, Brandão & Diniz, 2008: 79.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Feitosa et al. (2008) - Stegomyrmex connectens is the type species of the genus and remains known only by a single gyne collected in Vilcanota, Peru, and a male tentatively assigned to this species, from Mapiri, Bolivia. In the original description, Emery (1912) mentioned that the male might belong to a different Stegomyrmex species, although he decided to describe it as S. connectens . Diniz (1990) examined this specimen and noticed that it presents some important morphological differences in comparison to the conspecific gyne, mainly in wing venation, pilosity, and by the absence of a second anteroventral spine in the petiolar peduncle. These differences, and the disjunct distribution of the gyne and male specimens, may indicate that they indeed do not belong to the same species.
Feitosa et al. (2008) - Holotype gyne. PERU: Vilcanota Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Genoa (not examined).
- Diniz, J. L. M. 1990. Revisa~o sistemática da tribo Stegomyrmicini, com a descripça~o de uma nova espécie (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Rev. Bras. Entomol. 34: 277-295 (page 284, see also)
- Emery, C. 1912b. Études sur les Myrmicinae. [I-IV.]. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 56: 94-105 (page 100, fig. 5 queen, male described)
- Feitosa, R. M., C. R. F. Brandão and J. L. M. Diniz. 2008. Revisionary studies on the enigmatic Neotropical ant genus Stegomyrmex Emery, 1912 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae), with the description of two new species. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 17(1):64-82. PDF
- Hölldobler, B.; Wilson, E. O. 1986a. Soil-binding pilosity and camouflage in ants of the tribes Basicerotini and Stegomyrmecini (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Zoomorphology (Berl.) 106: 12-20 (page 16, see also)