Myrmicinae, Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia
Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul).
Emery described this single queen from Rio Grande do Sul. He distinguished it from other species by the long, abundant, appressed pilosity; robust dentiform propodeal spine; and transverse petiolar node. We have not examined this specimen, but the description sets it apart from any Wasmannia queen with which we are familiar. However, its status as a species of Wasmannia is not assured. It would not surprise us if it were revealed to be an attine queen or a member of some other myrmicine genus.
John T. Longino, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 98505 USA. email@example.com
Fernando Fernández, Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Apartado 7495, Bogotá D.C., COLOMBIA
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