Probolomyrmex brujitae, Agosti, D., 1995

Agosti, D., 1995, A revision of the South American species of the ant genus Probolomyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Journal of the New York Entomological Society 102, pp. 429-434 : 433

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6281292

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6281292

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/3B611881-C2AB-19B1-FDFC-786303267CF8

treatment provided by

Christiana

scientific name

Probolomyrmex brujitae
status

new species

Probolomyrmex brujitae   HNS , new species

Holotype 1 worker, Argentina, Jujuy , Aguas Blancas-Yaculica (Argentinian-Bolivian Frontier), 22 ° 43 ' 44 " S 64 ° 22 ' 25 " W, 460 m, 25 October 1994, D. Agosti & J. M. Carpenter, Winkler sample, leaf litter, Yungas forest. Holotype deposited in MCZ GoogleMaps .

Paratype 1 female, same Winkler sample as holotype. Deposited at Instituto Miguel Lillo Tucuman.

FEMALE. HL 0.57, HW 0.35, SL 0.35, TL 0.85, CI 62, SI 100, Figures 5, 9 (1 examined).

WORKER. HL 0.60, HW 0.36, SL 0.35, TL 0.81, CI 60, SI 99, Figures 6, 10, 14, 15 (1 examined).

Material examined. Holotype and paratype.

Comments. This species is easily recognized by its small size, the fine sculpture, and the shape and color of the ventral petiolar process which is the same as the one of the petiolar tergite. The specimens were collected by Winkler bags using sifted leaf litter from a secondary Yungas forest, and this species is only known by the two type specimens collected in the same locality.

MCZ

USA, Massachusetts, Cambridge, Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Probolomyrmex