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ANTS OF SABA, species list

Peter Boer

This list is based on specimen collected by Peter Boer on Saba, March 2018*, supplemented with some historical, unpublished data and two data from literature. All identifications are done by the author. Later in 2018 an overview will appeard with remarks about habitat and tramp status. Identification of some specimens is still uncertain. These have been left out of consideration here.
It concerns especially specimen of the genus Hypoponera and Solenopsis.

 

Dolichoderinae

Azteca delpini
Tapinoma melanocephalum

 

Formicinae

Brachymyrmex minutus
Brachymyrmex obscurior
Brachymyrmex patagonicus
Camponotus kaura
Camponotus planatus
Camponotus sexguttatus
Nylanderia guatemalensis
Paratrechina longicornis
 

Myrmecinae

Cardiocondyla emeryi
Cardiocondyla mauritanica **)
Cyphomyrmex minutus
Cyphomyrmex rimosus
Monomorium ebeninum
Monomorium floricola
Mycocepurus smithii
Pheidole megacephala
Pheidole sculptior
Pheidole susannae
Solenopsis azteca
Solenopsis desecheoensis
Solenopsis geminata
Solenopsis pollux
Solenopsis pygmaea
Strumigenys gundlachi
Strumigenys margaritae ***)
Strumigenys rogeri
Tetramorium lucayanum
Wasmannia auropunctata
 

Ponerinae

Anochetus mayri
Hypoponera ergatandria
Hypoponera opacior
Odontomachus bauri
Platythyrea punctata
 
 

*) with financial support by The Uyttenboogaart-Eliasen Foundation
**) Wetterer, J.K., 2012. Worldwide spread of the Moorish sneaking Ant, Cardiocondyla mauritanica (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 59 : 985-997.
***) MacGown, J.A., Wetterer, J.K., 2013. Distribution and biological notes of Strumigenys margaritae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dacetini). Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews 6 : 247-255.

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

Rainforest on Saba.

 

 

 

Nest entries of Camponotus planatus.


Desert-like landscape on Saba.

 
 
2018, April