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Allomerus decemarticulatus casent0178477 profile 1.jpg
A. decemarticulatus worker
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Allomerus
Mayr, 1878
Type species
Allomerus decemarticulatus
Mayr, 1878
8 species

Allomerus is a Neotropical genus of small ants in the subfamily Myrmicinae.[2] Its eight species are known from the forests of South America, where they live in plant cavities and structures.[3]


Associated plants[edit]

Table of known ant–host relations:[3]

Ant Plant
A. brevipilosus Gleasonia nauensis
A. decemarticulatus Duroia sp. (probably),
Gleasonia nauensis,
Hirtella sp.,
Hirtella physophora,
Tococa sp. (probably)
A. dentatus Tococa hirta
A. maietae Maieta neblinensis
A. octoarticulatus Remijia physophora,
Tococa sp.
A. septemarticulatus Duroia saccifera
A. vogeli Myrmidone macrosperma
A. undecemarticulatus Tococa pachystachya


  1. ^ Bolton, B. (2014). "Allomerus". AntCat. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Genus: Allomerus". AntWeb. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Fernández, F. (2007). "The myrmicine ant genus Allomerus Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).". Caldasia. 29 (1): 159–175. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Allomerus at Wikimedia Commons