Belonopelta

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Belonopelta
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Belonopelta deletrix
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Belonopelta
Mayr, 1870
Type species
Belonopelta attenuata
Mayr, 1870
Diversity[1]
2 species
Synonyms

Leiopelta Baroni Urbani, 1975

Belonopelta is a Neotropical genus of ants in the subfamily Ponerinae.[2] The genus contains two species: B. deletrix is known from Mesoamerica and Colombia, while B. attenuata is only known from Colombia.[3] Members of this genus are rarely collected, and little is known about their habits. Males remain unknown for both species, and queens and larvae have only been described for B. deletrix.[4]

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bolton, B. (2014). "Belonopelta". AntCat. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Genus: Belonopelta". antweb.org. AntWeb. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Fernández, F. (2008) "Subfamilia Ponerinae s.str." Pp. 123-218 in: Jiménez, E.; Fernández, F.; Arias, T.M.; Lozano-Zambrano, F. H. (eds.) 2008. Sistemática, biogeografía y conservación de las hormigas cazadoras de Colombia. Bogotá: Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt, xiv + 609 pp.
  4. ^ Schmidt, C. A; Shattuck, S. O. (2014). "The Higher Classification of the Ant Subfamily Ponerinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with a Review of Ponerine Ecology and Behavior". Zootaxa. 3817 (1): 1–242. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3817.1.1. PMID 24943802.