Strumigenys superstes Booher & Uhey 2020

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 : 245

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.5649600

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/DA6387B5-C704-0D1B-FF14-FEB4FE1CFDEE

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Strumigenys superstes Booher & Uhey 2020
status

 

Strumigenys superstes Booher & Uhey 2020

Distribution. USA; Arizona.

Comments. This species is a most unusual Strumigenys and is known from a single dealate queen collected in a pitfall trap between Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon between late June and mid-July. Strumigenys superstes belongs to the excisa species-group, a morphologically distinct clade of shiny short-mandible species that once belonged in the genus Glamyromyrmex ( Booher et al. 2021; Booher & Uhey 2020). Strumigenys superstes was collected in an undisturbed arid pinyon-juniper woodland on the Colorado Plateau. All other excisa species-group members have ranges in the Neotropics.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Strumigenys