Strumigenys fuarda

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Strumigenys fuarda
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Strumigenys
Species: S. fuarda
Binomial name
Strumigenys fuarda
Bolton, 2000

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Specimen Labels

This species is known from the holotype worker that was collected from a soil core sample.

Identification

The only member of the Strumigenys fuarda-group.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo (type locality), Indonesia, Malaysia.


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • fuarda. Strumigenys fuarda Bolton, 2000: 784, fig. 430 (w.) BORNEO.

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

Description

Worker

Holotype. TL 2.7, HL 0.83, HW 0.75, CI 90, ML 0.25, MI 30, SL 0.38, SI 51, PW 0.34, AL 0.74. Of the two intercalary denticles in the apical fork the upper is much smaller than the lower. In full-face view preapical tooth located very close to apicodorsal tooth. Head broad and with a more or less flat dorsum, densely reticulate-punctate and clothed with short, broadly spatulate ground-pilosity that is apressed or only slightly elevated. Occipital margin dorsally with a row of small standing hairs that are no longer than the ground-pilosity but are more slender and obviously more erect; cephalic dorsum otherwise without standing hairs. In full-face view upper scrobe margins evenly divergent, with a row of anteriorly curved short spatulate hairs that are on average slightly shorter but slightly broader than those on the leading edge of the scape. Posterior to apicoscrobal hair the dorsolateral margin with small curved hairs only, without other freely projecting hairs. Entire side of alitrunk, and its dorsum, reticulate-punctate; pronotal dorsum also with some weak rugulae and with ground-pilosity as head. Pronotum without standing hairs except for the humeral pair. Mesonotum with 3 pairs of short stout erect hairs that are spatulate to remiform. Waist segments and first gastral tergite with stout standing hairs that are spatulate to remiform, more erect on gaster than on waist segments. Ventral spongiform curtain of petiole deep, at maximum at least equal to depth of peduncle. Petiole node in dorsal view reticulate-punctate, very slightly broader than long. Disc of postpetiole less strongly punctate and with some weak longitudinal rugulae. Basigastral costulae longer than disc of postpetiole.

Type Material

Holotype worker, Malaysia: Sarawak, 4th Div., Go. Mulu NP, x.1977, soil core (N. M. Collins) (The Natural History Museum).

References

  • Bolton, B. 2000. The ant tribe Dacetini. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute. 65:1-1028. (page 784, worker described)