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Genus: Myrmelachista   Roger, 1863 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

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: 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).

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.

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On 2013-08-23 06:42:03 Zach Lieberman modified Images
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