Diplomorium

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Diplomorium
Diplomorium longipenne casent0102360 profile 1.jpg
D. longipenne worker, syntype specimen
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Diplomorium
Mayr, 1901
Species: D. longipenne
Binomial name
Diplomorium longipenne
Mayr, 1901

Diplomorium is a genus of ants in the subfamily Myrmicinae containing the single species Diplomorium longipenne.[1] The genus is known only from females and workers from South Africa, males remain unknown. Little is known about their biology, except that they nest under stones. They have been found nesting at the same location as Messor capensis, however, it is not known whether this was coincidence or if the species have a relation with each other.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Genus: Diplomorium". antweb.org. AntWeb. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
  2. ^ Bolton, B. (1987). "A review of the Solenopsis genus-group and revision of Afrotropical Monomorium Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)". Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Entomology. 54 (1): 263–452.

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