Cyphomyrmex salvini Forel

Snelling, R. R. & Longino, J. T., 1992, Revisionary notes on the fungus-growing ants of the genus Cyphomyrmex, rimosus-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Attini)., Insects of Panama and Mesoamerica: selected studies., Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 479-494: 492

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Cyphomyrmex salvini Forel


Cyphomyrmex salvini Forel  HNS 

Cyphomyrmex rimosus subsp. salvini Forel  HNS  , 1899:40; Wheeler, 1907: 724;.Weber, 1940:412; [[worker]], [[queen]], [[male]]

Cyphomyrmex championi Forel  HNS  , 1899:41;[[male]]. new synonymy.

Cyphomyrmex acutus Weber  HNS  , 1940:409;

Cyphomyrmex salvini  HNS  : Weber, 1958:261;. Kempf, 1966:190-2 [[worker]], [[queen]], [[male]]

Cyphomyrmex salvini subsp. acutus  HNS  : Weber, 1958:261;

Kempf (1966) first expressed the view that C. championi  HNS  was probably the male caste of C. salvini  HNS  . W'e have examined the type of C. championi  HNS  , in the BMNH, and it is inseparable from males collected from nests of C. salvini  HNS  , thus confirming Kempf's assumption.

This species has been previously reported from Panama and Costa Rica, including Isla de Cocos (Kempf 1966). We have seen numerous specimens from several Costa Rican localities. Two small series of specimens extend the range to guatemala: Mixco, no date (W.M. Mann; USNM); and colombia: Anchicaya, Municipio Buenaventura, c. 200 m elev., Dept. Valle, 17-19 June 1971 (W.L. Brown; MCZ), under rock in canyon, rain forest, ecuador: Rio Palenque (Univ. Miami Res. Sta.), 30 July 1978 (G.J. Umphrey; UMPH), nest in hollow 'bamboo' in forest.