A new species of Anochetus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerini) from Argentina and Paraguay, associated with a leaf cutter ants
GONZÁLEZ-CAMPERO, MARÍA CONSTANZA; ELIZALDE, LUCIANA
Sociedad Venezolana de Entomología
Año: 2008 vol. 23 p. 97 - 102
A new species of the ant genus Anochetus is described from Argentina and Paraguay. Anochetus miserabilis González-Campero & Elizalde sp. nov. is included within the emarginatus group, which is distributed in northern South America and the Antilles. With the inclusion of this new species, the distribution of the group is extended to southern South America. Observations of its biology and peculiar association with a leaf cutter ant species are given. In addition, illustrations and a key for the worker caste of the species of the genus present in Argentina and Paraguay are included.