Strumigenys angulata Smith, 1931

Booher, Douglas B., 2021, The ant genus Strumigenys Smith, 1860 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in western North America North of Mexico, Zootaxa 5061 (2), pp. 201-248 : 221

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5061.2.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:D3925450-125B-4E92-8988-64ED1C544672

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5649534

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/DA6387B5-C73C-0D23-FF14-F980FB41F81A

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scientific name

Strumigenys angulata Smith, 1931
status

 

Strumigenys angulata Smith, 1931

Distribution. USA; widespread in eastern USA from Florida to Illinois, west to Missouri; in western USA occurs in Oklahoma.

Comments. This species is morphologically most similar to S. pergandei , the only other non-trap jaw species with elongate mandibles in North America. Strumigenys angulata is uncommonly encountered over most of its range but is fairly common in upland hardwood and mixed pine and hardwood forests in areas of northern Mississippi (MacGown et al. 2012). Although it has been collected numerous times across the Ozarks in Arkansas, I know of only a single specimen from the western region collected near Le Flore, Oklahoma by W.G. Carter (examined by Bolton [2000]). There is a mistakenly reported Texas record ( Forster 2003:144). Forster incorrectly summarized distribution records from Bolton (2000); Bolton did not report any Texas specimens of S. angulata .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Strumigenys