Acanthostichus are subterranean, predaceous ants that are infrequently collected. Numerous species are only known from a single collection and/or from a single caste (worker, queen or male).
- MacKay, W. P. 1996. A revision of the ant genus Acanthostichus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 27:129-179.
- Helcium broad, in profile projecting from well above midheight on anterior face of abdominal segment III (first gastral)
North, Central and South America
Two synapormorphies are present in the female and worker: the presence of peculiar metibial glands (Bolton 1990) and the malar grove present below the eye(Brown 1975). This groove has apparently been secondarily lost in the females of some species. Males also possess the malar groove but it can be difficult to see.
- Bolton, B. 1990. Army ants reassessed: the phylogeny and classification of the doryline section (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Journal of Natural History. 24:1339-1364.
- Brown, W. L., Jr. 1975. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. V. Ponerinae, tribes Platythyreini, Cerapachyini, Cylindromyrmecini, Acanthostichini, and Aenictogitini. Search Agriculture (Ithaca, N. Y.). 5(1):1-115.
- MacKay, W. P. 1996. A revision of the ant genus Acanthostichus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology. 27:129-179.
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
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|Specimens with Sequences:||3||Public Species:||2|
|Specimens with Barcodes:||3||Public BINs:||2|
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