First Record of the Genus Mycetarotes (Emery, 1913) (Formicidae: Myrmicinae) from Colombia

Andrés Fernando Sánchez, Claudia Alejandra Medina, Graham W Prescott

Abstract


The genus Mycetarotes is a fungus-growing ant (Formicidae: Myrmicinae: Attini) mostly recorded south of the Amazon: in southeastern Brazil, Paraguay, and northern Argentina. Here we report the first record of this genus in Colombia: M. parallelus (Emery, 1906). We collected the specimen using pitfall taps in oil palm plantations. The discovery of this species represents a significant range extension for this genus.


Keywords


fungus growing ant, biodiversity, ants, oil palm, Colombian Llanos

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v62i2.331-333

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