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Gesomyrmex howardi casent0102384 profile 1.jpg
G. howardi worker from China
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Gesomyrmecini
Genus: Gesomyrmex
Mayr, 1868
Type species
Gesomyrmex hoernesi
14 species

Dimorphomyrmex André, 1892
Gaesomyrmex Dalla Torre, 1893

Gesomyrmex is a genus of ants in the subfamily Formicinae.[2] The genus contains six extant species, known from the Indomalayan region, and seven fossil species.[1] Of the extant species, four are known only from workers (G. chaperi, G. howardi, G. kalshoveni and G. spatulatus) and two only from females (G. luzonensis and G. tobiasi).[3]



  1. ^ a b Bolton, B. (2014). "Gesomyrmex". AntCat. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Genus: Gesomyrmex". AntWeb. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Dubovikov, D. A. (2004). "A new species of the genus Gesomyrmex Mayr, 1868 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Vietnam.". Trudy Russkago Entomologicheskago Obshchestva 75 (1): 219–221. 

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  • Media related to Gesomyrmex at Wikimedia Commons