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Cardoso, D.C., Cristiano, M.P., Tavares, M.G. & Schoereder, J.H.

Year: 2012


Co-occurrence of putatively allopatric species of the genus Mycetophylax: first record of Mycetophylax simplex (Emery, 1888) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil

Journal: Myrmecological News

Volume: 16

Pages: 57-59

Type of contribution: Original Article

Supplementary material: No


This work reports the first recorded presence of Mycetophylax simplex (Emery, 1888) in Rio de Janeiro state in Brazil. It also describes the discovery of co-occurrence of the two species of the genus that were previously considered allopatric species. One colony was collected at Praia das Dunas beach in Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro state. The co-occurrence of the three species of the genus Mycetophylax indicates that the species are sympatric. The known distribution of the genus Mycetophylax is summarized and discussed.

Open access, licensed under CC BY 4.0. © 2012 The Author(s).

Key words:

Ants, Attini, Formicidae, species distribution, restinga.

Publisher: The Austrian Society of Entomofaunistics

ISSN: Print: 1994-4136 - Online: 1997-3500