Wasmannia villosa Emery 1894

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.

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

Fernando Fernández, Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Apartado 7495, Bogotá D.C., COLOMBIA

Date of this version: 26 September 2007.
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