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Solenopsidini HNS new genus

The sole species in this undescribed genus has blind, subterranean workers and is known only from desert regions of southwestern United States. A description is in preparation, based on collections of workers, queens and males from southeastern Arizona (Cover & Deyrup 2005). Alates of apparently the same species have been collected in southern California. Mackay and Mackay (2003) recorded the same species from New Mexico and tentatively assigned it to the genus Tranopelta Mayr HNS .

  • Ward, P. S. (2005): A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 936, 1-68: 36-36, URL:http://antbase.org/ants/publications/21008/21008.pdf
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Solenopsidini HNS , gen. nov. , sp. nov.

Description in preparation (Cover & Deyrup 2005).

  • Ward, P. S. (2005): A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 936, 1-68: null, URL:http://antbase.org/ants/publications/21008/21008.pdf
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Characteristics

The Solenopsidini share the following synapomorphies with the Stenammini (Bolton 2003):
  • Clypeus constricted posteriorly
  • Median portion of clypeus narrowed from side to side and elevated, usually bicarinate on the dorsal surface of the elevated section

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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description in preparation (Cover & Deyrup 2005).

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Wikipedia

Solenopsidini

Solenopsidini (meaning "pipe-faced")[1][2] is a tribe of myrmicine ants with about 18 genera.

Genera[edit]

Some genera placed here are sometimes placed in tribe Pheidologetonini.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bolton, B. (2013), "An online catalog of the ants of the world.", AntCat, retrieved 22 September 2013 
  2. ^ Stephen Welton Taber (2000). Fire Ants. Texas A&M University Press. p. 12. ISBN 978-1-60344-711-9. 


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