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Genus: Myrmelachista   Roger, 1863 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

56 species, 13 subspecies

Myrmelachista Roger, 1863a PDF: 162 . Type-species: Myrmelachista kraatzii, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Genus Myrmelachista references
Roger, 1863b: 11 (catalogue); Mayr, 1863a PDF: 429 (catalogue); Mayr, 1865 PDF: 10 (Myrmelachista, Decamera diagnoses); Forel, 1878c PDF: 376 (diagnosis); Mayr, 1887 PDF: 526 (species key); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 174 (catalogue); Forel, 1917 PDF: 249 (synoptic classification); Wheeler, 1922: 696 (genera, subgenera key); Emery, 1925d PDF: 31 (diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1925d PDF: 32 (Myrmelachista (Decamera) diagnosis, catalogue); Wheeler, 1934g PDF: 188 (Myrmelachista (Myrmelachista) species key); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 147, 152 (Neotropical Myrmelachista, Neaphomus catalogues); Alayo, 1974: 26 (Cuba species key); Snelling & Hunt, 1975 PDF: 110 (Chile species key); Smith, 1979: 1423 (North America catalogue); Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 77 (synoptic classification); Emery, 1925d PDF: 31 (diagnosis, catalogue); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1976b PDF: 65 (larvae, review & synthesis); Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 18 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1994: 50 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1051 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 275 (catalogue); Longino, 2006A PDF: 10 (Costa Rica species, keys); Nakano, Silva, Miranda. V. F. O., Feitosa & Morini, 2015 PDF: 322 (morphology of Brazilian Atlantic Forest species)

Taxon Page Images:



Myrmelachista workers with brood and mealybugs inside a domatium of a Tococa plant. This ant's gaster is swollen with honeydew collected from the mealybugs. Jatun Sacha reserve, Napo, Ecuador.
Image © Alex Wild.

Distribution:


Nearctic Region: Florida
Neotropical Region: Argentina, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, United States Virgin Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Myrmelachista   Longino, J. T., 2006, A taxonomic review of the genus Myrmelachista (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Costa Rica., Zootaxa 1141, pp. 1-54: 10-14, (download) 10-14 21030
Myrmelachista   Longino, J. T., 2006, A taxonomic review of the genus Myrmelachista (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Costa Rica., Zootaxa 1141, pp. 1-54: 2-4, (download) 2-4 21030
Myrmelachista   Longino, J. T., 2006, A taxonomic review of the genus Myrmelachista (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Costa Rica., Zootaxa 1141, pp. 1-54: 49-50, (download) 49-50 21030
Myrmelachista   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 29, (download) 29 21367
Myrmelachista   Longino, J. T., 2006, A taxonomic review of the genus Myrmelachista (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Costa Rica., Zootaxa 1141, pp. 1-54: 51, (download) 51 21030
Myrmelachista nov. gen  Roger, J., 1863, Die neu aufgeführten Gattungen und Arten meines Formiciden-Verzeichnisses, nebst Ergänzung einiger früher gegeben Beschreibungen., Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 7, pp. 131-214: 162-163, (download) 162-163 4101
Myrmelachista Rogeri nov. sp.  André, E, 1887, Description de quelques fourmis nouvelles ou imparfaitement connues., Revue d'Entomologie (Caen) 6, pp. 280-298: 288, (download) 288 6877
Myrmelachista   Longino, J. T., 2006, A taxonomic review of the genus Myrmelachista (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Costa Rica., Zootaxa 1141, pp. 1-54: 51, (download) 51 21030
Myrmelachista   Longino, J. T., 2006, A taxonomic review of the genus Myrmelachista (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Costa Rica., Zootaxa 1141, pp. 1-54: 48-49, (download) 48-49 21030


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