Paratrachymyrmex diversus (Mann, 1916)

Mera-Rodríguez, Daniela, Serna, Francisco, Sosa-Calvo, Jeffrey, Lattke, John & Rabeling, Christian, 2020, A checklist of the non-leaf-cutting fungus-growing ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Colombia, with new biogeographic records, Check List 16 (5), pp. 1205-1227: 1223

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http://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.5.1205

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4338345

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Paratrachymyrmex diversus (Mann, 1916)
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(39) Paratrachymyrmex diversus (Mann, 1916)  

Figure 10A, B View Figure 10

Material examined. COLOMBIA: Caquetá • 12 workers; Cartagena del Chaira; 01°22′02″N, 074°49′04″W; alt. 278 m; 28 Sep. 2016; UNAB members leg.; UNAB 4359 GoogleMaps   ; Caquetá • 12 workers; Florencia; 01°30′9.99″N, 075°36′23″W; alt. 250 m; 22 Sep. 2016; UNAB mem- bers leg.; UNAB 4359 GoogleMaps   ; Caquetá • 3 workers; Florencia; 01°30′9.99″N, 075°36′23″W; alt. 250 m; 21 Sep. 2016; F. Sernaleg.; UNAB4359 GoogleMaps   ; Caquetá • 1 worker; Florencia; 01° 37′11″N, 075°36′14″W; alt. 300 m; 31 Mar. 2016; F. Sernaleg.; UNAB 4359 GoogleMaps   ; Caquetá • 1 worker; Florencia; 01°30′9.99″N, 075°36′23″W; alt. 250 m; 22 Sep. 2016; UNAB members leg.; UNAB 4359 GoogleMaps   ; Caquetá • 12 workers; Florencia; 01°25′34″N, 075°30′59″W; alt. 267 m; Sep. 2017; D. Mera-Rodríguez leg.; UNAB 4764 GoogleMaps   ; Caquetá • 12 workers; Florencia; 01°25′34″N, 075°30′59″W; alt. 267 m; Sep. 2017; D. Cubillosleg.; UNAB 4764 GoogleMaps   .

Identification. Cephalic spines in lateral view robust, long and curved at apex; dorsum of propodeum with only one pair of, sometimes bifid, teeth; node of petiole in lat- eral view with oblique anterodorsal margin ending in a pair of robust posterodorsal spines; gaster with appressed hairs as well as short curved hairs; and hairs on legs ap- pressed and curved with the apex reaching the tegument (unpublished key by Kempf).

Distribution. The distribution of P. diversus   includes northern Brazil, Ecuador, and Venezuela ( Kempf 1972; Brandão 1991; Fernández and Sendoya 2004; Ryder Wilkie et al. 2010). Our new distribution records for Colombia ( Fig. 1D View Figure 1 ) corroborates the northern South American distribution for this species.