First Record of Myrcia magna D.Legrand (Myrtaceae) as a Myrmecophyte Host for Myrcidris epicharis Ward, 1990 (Formicidae: Pseudomyrmecinae)


  • Paulo Henrique Gaem Universidade Federal de São Carlos
  • Francisco Farroñay Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia
  • Talitha Ferreira Santos Universidade Federal do Amazonas
  • Nicolli Bruna Cabello Universidade Federal de São Carlos
  • Fiorella Fernanda Mazine Universidade Federal de São Carlos
  • Alberto Vicentini Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia



Amazon rainforest, ant-plant association, Hymenoptera, Myrtales


The association of the ant Myrcidris epicharis with the plant Myrcia magna is reported for the first time. This association was registered in two localities along the Negro river basin, in the region of Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil. The ants inhabit swollen shoots in apical and subjacent nodes of the branches. This record represents the second plant species of Myrtaceae to be associated with Myrcidris epicharis.


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How to Cite

Gaem, P. H., Farroñay, F., Santos, T. F., Cabello, N. B., Mazine, F. F., & Vicentini, A. (2019). First Record of Myrcia magna D.Legrand (Myrtaceae) as a Myrmecophyte Host for Myrcidris epicharis Ward, 1990 (Formicidae: Pseudomyrmecinae). Sociobiology, 66(4), 592–596.



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