Discothyrea testacea Roger 1863

Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker lateral view


The type locality for testacea is southeastern USA, probably North or South Carolina (Smith and Wing 1955), and the species has also been reported for Cuba (Alayo and Zayas Montera 1977).

Type data

Discothyrea testacea Roger 1863:177. Syntype worker, queen: USA (possibly North or South Carolina, see Smith and Wing 1955).


See further discussion under D. horni.

Literature Cited

Alayo, D. P., and L. Zayas Montero. 1977. Studies on the Hymenoptera of Cuba. Part 7. 2 new species for the myrmecologic fauna of Cuba. Poeyana Inst. Zool. Cienc. Cuba (174):1-5.

Roger, J. 1863. Die neu aufgefuehrten Gattungen und Arten meines Formiciden-Verzeichnisses nebst Erganzung einiger frueher gegebenen Beschreibungen. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7:131-214.

Smith, M. R., and M. W. Wing 1955(1954). Redescription of Discothyrea testacea Roger, a little-known North American ant, with notes on the genus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 62:105-112.

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John T. Longino, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 98505 USA.longinoj@evergreen.edu

Date of this version: 16 September 2005.
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