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ANTS OF CURAÇAO, species list

Peter Boer

This list is the result of the identification of 101 samples with 604 ants collected in 1930 by H.J. MacGillavry (the main part), 1957 by R.H. Cobben (both in collection Naturalis Biodiversity Center) and 2018 by R. Schmitz. All identifications (except the data from literature) are done by the author.
This is an incomplete list. There is still a lot of unidentified material.
This list will be updated in 2019.

 

Dolichoderinae

Azteca velox
Dolichoderus bispinosus
Dorymyrmex insanus
Tapinoma (melanocephalum) coronatum
Tapinoma melanocephalum
 
Ectatomminae
Ectatomma ruidum

 

Formicinae

Brachymyrmex minutus
Brachymyrmex obscurior
Camponotus atriceps
Camponotus blandus
Camponotus claviscapus
Camponotus lindigi
Camponotus senex
Camponotus substitutus
Nylanderia guatemalensis
Paratrechina longicornis
 

Myrmicinae

Atta cephalotes
Cardiocondyla emeryi 1)
Cardiocondyla mauritanica
Crematogaster curvispinosa
Monomorium floricola 3)
Monomorium pharaonis
Pheidole fallax
Pheidole megacephala
Pheidole radoszkowski
Pheidole susannae
Solenopsis geminata
Solenopsis globularia
Tetramorium caldarium
Tetramorium lanuginosum
Trachymyrmex cf isthmicus
Trichomyrmex destructor
Wasmannia auropunctata
 

Ponerinae

Hypoponera ergatandria 2)
Platythyrea punctata
 
Pseudomyrmicinae
Pseudomyrmex curacaensis
Pseudomyrmex flavidulus
Pseudomyrmex pallens
Pseudomyrmex termitarius

 

1) Wetterer, J.K., 2012. Worldwide spread of Emery's sneaking ant, Cardiocondyla emery (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 17 : 13-20.
2)Weber, N.A., 1948. Ants from the Leeward group and some other Caribbean localities. Studies on the fauna of Curaçao, Aruba, Bonaire and the Venezuelan Islands 3 : 78-86.
3) Wetterer, J.K., 2010. Worldwide spread of the flower ant, Monomorium floricola (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 13 : 19-27.

 

See also: http://www.dutchcaribbeanspecies.org/

 

 

 

 


Iguana in Lagun Bay, habitat of Azteca velox.
Photo: R. Schmitz.

 

Pseudomyrmex curacaensis is originally described from Curaçao by Forel in 1912. Photo: antweb.org.


Pseudomyrmex pallens is new for the Caribbean. Photo: antweb.org.

Tapinoma melanocephalum coronatum Forel, 1908 is most likely a species rather than a subspecies, due to differences in pigmentation and DNA (COI gene). Photo: antweb.org.

 

 

 
 
Peter Boer, 01-09-2018