First record of Cyphoderus innominatus Mills, 1938 (Collembola: Paronellidae) in Early Colonies of the Leaf-cutting Ant Atta sexdens

Authors

  • Tarcísio Marcos Macedo Mota Filho Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho – UNESP, Botucatu-SP, Brasil http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2157-261X
  • Kátia Kaelly Andrade Sousa Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho – UNESP, Botucatu-SP, Brasil
  • Roberto Silva Camargo Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho – UNESP, Botucatu-SP, Brasil
  • João Victor Lemos Cavalcante Oliveira Universidade Estadual da Paraíba, Campus V, João Pessoa - PB, Brasil
  • Nadia Caldato Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho – UNESP, Botucatu-SP, Brasil
  • Douglas Zeppelini Universidade Estadual da Paraíba, Campus V, João Pessoa - PB, Brasil
  • Luiz Carlos Forti Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho – UNESP, Botucatu-SP, Brasil

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v68i2.5922

Keywords:

Attini, Cyphoderus, Myrmecophily, Cyphoderinae

Abstract

Cyphoderus innominatus Mills, 1938 (Collembola: Paronellidae) was first observed in early colonies of Atta sexdens leaf-cutting ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). The colonies were collected on February 6, 2019, from a transition area between the Atlantic Forest and the Cerrado, located in the municipality of Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil. A total of four colonies collected had an average population density of 227 ± 212 C. innominatus individuals, and most of the latter were found in peripheral areas inside the fungus-garden-growing chamber of the colony. In addition, we observed a possible defensive behavior on the part of workers when C. innominatus individuals were present in the fungus garden chamber. Thus, this is the first record of C. innominatus living in association with early colonies of A. sexdens

Author Biographies

Tarcísio Marcos Macedo Mota Filho, Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho – UNESP, Botucatu-SP, Brasil

                 

Kátia Kaelly Andrade Sousa, Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho – UNESP, Botucatu-SP, Brasil

                                  Departamento de Proteção Vegetal

Roberto Silva Camargo, Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho – UNESP, Botucatu-SP, Brasil

                                      Departamento de Proteção Vegetal

João Victor Lemos Cavalcante Oliveira, Universidade Estadual da Paraíba, Campus V, João Pessoa - PB, Brasil

                                  

Nadia Caldato, Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho – UNESP, Botucatu-SP, Brasil

                                    
Departamento de Proteção Vegetal

Douglas Zeppelini, Universidade Estadual da Paraíba, Campus V, João Pessoa - PB, Brasil

                        

Luiz Carlos Forti, Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho – UNESP, Botucatu-SP, Brasil

                      

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2021-05-20

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Mota Filho, T. M. M., Sousa, K. K. A., Camargo, R. S., Oliveira, J. V. L. C., Caldato, N., Zeppelini, D., & Forti, L. C. (2021). First record of Cyphoderus innominatus Mills, 1938 (Collembola: Paronellidae) in Early Colonies of the Leaf-cutting Ant Atta sexdens. Sociobiology, 68(2), e5922. https://doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v68i2.5922

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