Paratrechina fulva (Mayr

Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 45

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Paratrechina fulva (Mayr


Paratrechina fulva (Mayr  HNS  1862).

Prenolepis fulva Mayr  HNS  1862: 698. [w syntypes examined, NHMW; Novara , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil]  .

Prenolepis (Nylanderia) fulva Mayr  HNS  . Forel 1908a: 67.

Prenolepis fulva var. fumata Forel  HNS  1909: 264. NEW SYNONYMY. [syntype w examined, NHMB, Sierra Fonciere , Paraguay (Fiebrig)]  .

Prenolepis (Nylanderia) fulva v. fumata Forel  HNS  . Forel 1913: 246.

Paratrechina (Nylanderia) fulva (Mayr)  HNS  . Emery 1925: 222.

Paratrechina (Nylanderia) fulva var. fumata (Forel)  HNS  . Emery 1925: 222.

Nylanderia fulva (Mayr)  HNS  . Kempf 1972: 166.

Nylanderia fulva var. fumata (Forel)  HNS  . Kempf 1972: 166.

Paratrechina fulva (Mayr)  HNS  . Snelling and Hunt 1976: 122.

Paratrechina fulva var. fumata (Forel)  HNS  . Brandão 1991: 366.

Paratrechina fulva (Mayr)  HNS  . Fernández 2000: 145-149.

Paratrechina fulva  HNS  is among the most abundant ants in Paraguay, particularly in open and riparian habitats. It can be distinguished from all other Paratrechina  HNS  species in Paraguay by the presence of dense pubescence on the meso- and metapleura. Forel’s P. fumata  HNS  worker syntypes are also densely pubescent, but they are darker than most collections of P. fulva  HNS  . However, Forel’s specimens fall well within the variation of forms that I consider to be conspecific with P. fulva  HNS  , so I synonymize P. fumata  HNS  here. Fernández (2000), who provides a useful redescription and discussion of P. fulva  HNS  , reached a similar conclusion about the identity of “ P. fumata  HNS  ” from Brazil but stopped short of formal synonymy.


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