Dorymyrmex

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Dorymyrmex
Dorymyrmex brunneus ants tending scale insects for honeydew.jpg
D. brunneus tending scale insects for honeydew
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Dorymyrmex
Mayr, 1866
Type species
Dorymyrmex flavescens
Mayr, 1866
Diversity[1]
60 species
Synonyms

Ammomyrma Santschi, 1922
Araucomyrmex Gallardo, 1919
Biconomyrma Kusnezov, 1952
Conomyrma Forel, 1913
Psammomyrma Forel, 1912
Spinomyrma Kusnezov, 1952

Dorymyrmex (also known as cone ants) is a genus of ants in the subfamily Dolichoderinae.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

This genus has a strictly American distribution, inhabiting in the Nearctic and Neotropical regions and containing 60 species, several undescribed. Despite being considered by many ant collectors as "road side weeds", several species of Dorymyrmex shown a high degree of endemicity, specialized habitat preferences, and varied population structure. Some species may serve as potential agents of biological control of annual crop pests. Species of Dorymyrmex nest preferentially in dry or disturbed habitats, generally in soil without vegetation cover. Several species are known to attend aphids and other hemipterous insects. Such behavior is common in other Dolichoderinae genera and related subfamilies.[2]

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bolton, B. (2014). "Dorymyrmex". AntCat. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Cuezzo, F.; Guerrero, R. J. (2012). "The Ant Genus Dorymyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dolichoderinae) in Colombia". Psyche: A Journal of Entomology. 2012: 1–24. doi:10.1155/2012/516058. 
  • This article incorporates text from a scholarly publication published under a copyright license that allows anyone to reuse, revise, remix and redistribute the materials in any form for any purpose: Cuezzo, F.; Guerrero, R. J. (2012). "The Ant Genus Dorymyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dolichoderinae) in Colombia". Psyche: A Journal of Entomology. 2012: 1–24. doi:10.1155/2012/516058.  Please check the source for the exact licensing terms.

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