Technomyrmex difficilis Forel

Fernández, F. & Guerrero, R. J., 2008, Technomyrmex (Formicidae: Dolichoderinae) in the New World: synopsis and description of a new species., Revista Colombiana de Entomologia 34, pp. 110-115: 111

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22172

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scientific name

Technomyrmex difficilis Forel
status

 

Technomyrmex difficilis Forel  HNS  , 1892

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Technomyrmex mayri difficilis  HNS  : Forel 1892:242 (w).

Technomyrmex difficilis  HNS  : Bolton 2007:47.

This species is separated from others in the New World by morphological traits such as dorsum of head behind posterior margin of eye with a single pair of setae and tarsus of hind leg distinctly lighter than the tibia. It is a tramp species detected in at the zoo in Washington and outdoors in Florida and Puerto Rico (Bolton 2007 and personal communication).