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''Cheliomyrmex andicola'' prey on large-bodied ground dwelling invertebrates and, possibly, on vertebrates. Unlike other army ants, ''C. andicola'' workers use their sting during prey capture. The workers’ unusual mandibles and potent stings may be adapted for piercing and gripping the integument of nonarthropod prey animals, and for rapidly subduing large-bodied prey, respectively (O'Donnell et al. 2005).
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O'Donnell et al. (2005) described foraging and predation by rarely observed hypogaeic army ants in the genus ''Cheliomyrmex'' . Unlike other army ants, ''C. andicola'' workers use their sting during prey capture. The workers’ unusual mandibles and potent stings may be adapted for piercing and gripping the integument of nonarthropod prey animals, and for rapidly subduing large-bodied prey, respectively (.
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prey on large-bodied ground dwelling invertebrates and, possibly, on vertebrates
  
 
==Identification==
 
==Identification==

Revision as of 06:17, 26 June 2019

Cheliomyrmex andicola
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Tribe: Cheliomyrmecini
Genus: Cheliomyrmex
Species: C. andicola
Binomial name
Cheliomyrmex andicola
Emery, 1894

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

O'Donnell et al. (2005) described foraging and predation by rarely observed hypogaeic army ants in the genus Cheliomyrmex . Unlike other army ants, C. andicola workers use their sting during prey capture. The workers’ unusual mandibles and potent stings may be adapted for piercing and gripping the integument of nonarthropod prey animals, and for rapidly subduing large-bodied prey, respectively (. prey on large-bodied ground dwelling invertebrates and, possibly, on vertebrates

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil, Colombia, Peru (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

C. andicola worker. Photo by Philipp Hönle.

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • andicola. Cheliomyrmex nortoni subp. andicola Emery, 1894c: 185 (s.) PERU. Forel, 1914e: 10 (w.). Raised to species: Forel, 1914e: 10. Senior synonym of ursinum Kempf, 1975c: 372. See also: Borgmeier, 1955: 71.
  • ursinum. Eciton morosum subsp. ursinum Emery, 1901d: 52 (m.) BRAZIL. Combination in Cheliomyrmex: Wheeler, W.M. 1921d: 324. Raised to species: Wheeler, W.M. 1921d: 324. Junior synonym of andicola: Kempf, 1975c: 372.

Description

References