A checklist of the non-leaf-cutting fungus-growing ants (Hymenoptera, formicidae) from colombia, with new biogeographic records

Daniela Mera-Rodríguez, Francisco Serna, Jeffrey Sosa-Calvo, John Lattke, Christian Rabeling

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Abstract

The non-leaf-cutting fungus-growing ants deposited in two entomological collections in Colombia were curated and identified to assess their diversity in the country. We examined 680 specimens, identifying 41 species belonging to seven genera, bringing the total of fungus-growing ant species known from Colombia to 85. The following species are new records for Colombia: Apterostigma angustum Lattke, 1997, Mycetomoellerius jamaicensis (André, 1893), Paratrachymyrmex diversus (Mann, 1916), and Paratrachymyrmex phaleratus (Wheeler, 1925).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1205-1227
Number of pages23
JournalCheck List
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Atta genus-group
  • Attini
  • Biodiversity
  • Fungus-farming ants
  • Neotropical ants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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