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.