Strumigenys gabarys

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

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Specimen Labels

Known from a single holotype worker that was collected in rotten twig found in the leaf litter of an unspecified habitat.

Identification

Bolton (2000) - A member of the signeae complex in the Strumigenys godeffroyi-group. Density and intensity of sculpture on disc of postpetiole may be variable here, as in Strumigenys sytaria. See notes under Strumigenys mocsaryi.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Malaysia (type locality).


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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.

  • gabarys. Strumigenys gabarys Bolton, 2000: 822, figs. 434, 497 (w.) WEST MALAYSIA.

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 2.5, HL 0.72, HW 0.46, CI 64, ML 0.31, MI 43, SL 0.42, SI 91, PW 0.28, AL 0.72. Characters of signeae-complex. Apicoscrobal hair very short, straight; dorsolateral margin of head posterior to this with 2-3 similar, but even shorter, inconspicuous projecting hairs. Cephalic dorsum with a transverse row of 4-6 erect hairs at occipital margin; without standing hairs anterior to this. Pronotal humeral hair straight and simple; pronotal dorsum with 1-2 pairs of erect simple hairs. Mesonotum with a single pair of stiffly erect hairs. Entire dorsal alitrunk and entire side of alitrunk densely reticulate-punctulate, without a smooth patch on katepisternum. Lamella on propodeal declivity narrow, its posterior (free) margin concave and closely paralleling the curve of the declivity. Petiole node in dorsal view about as broad as long, reticulate-punctate. In profile lateral spongiform lobe of petiole small, confined to posterolateral portion of node; height of anterior face of node less than length of dorsum. Disc of postpetiole evenly finely punctulate-shagreenate. First gastral tergite with stout simple standing hairs. Basigastral costulae shorter than disc of postpetiole.

Type Material

Holotype worker, Malaysia: Pahang, Tanah Rata, 11.x.1973, in rotten twig in leaf litter (B. Bolton & L.A. Mound) (The Natural History Museum).

References

  • Bolton, B. 2000. The ant tribe Dacetini. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute. 65:1-1028. (page 822, figs. 434, 497 redescription of worker)