Hylomyrma villemantae sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), a New Ant Species from Mountain Rainforests of the Atlantic Forest Biome

Authors

  • Marilha da Silva Neves Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia
  • Benoit Jean Bernard Jahyny Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco
  • Lucimeire de Souza Ramos Lacau Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia
  • Michele Silva D'Esquivel Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia
  • Muriel Lima de Oliveira Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia
  • Jacques Hubert Charles Delabie Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz
  • Sébastien Lacau Sébastien Lacau Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v65i2.2623

Keywords:

Biodiversity, Tropical Mountain Rainforests, Myrmicinae, Taxonomy

Abstract

A new species of Myrmicinae, Hylomyrma villemantae Neves and Lacau (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), is described after the morphology of the worker. This species is easily distinguished from any other ones in the genus by a unique combination of characters, including the fourth abdominal tergite wholly smooth and shining. This ant is probably endemic from southern Bahia in Brazil. It was collected in a forest remnant of Tropical Mountain Rainforests in the Atlantic Forest biome.

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2018-07-09

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da Silva Neves, M., Jahyny, B. J. B., de Souza Ramos Lacau, L., Silva D’Esquivel, M., Lima de Oliveira, M., Delabie, J. H. C., & Lacau, S. (2018). Hylomyrma villemantae sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), a New Ant Species from Mountain Rainforests of the Atlantic Forest Biome. Sociobiology, 65(2), 201–207. https://doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v65i2.2623

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