CALYPTOMYRMEX

(Subfamily Myrmicinae)

Taxonomy

The genus Calyptomyrmex was established by Emery (1887), and the Oriental species were revised by Baroni Urbani (1975) and the Ethiopian species by Bolton (1981).

Images


Calyptomyrmex sp. eg-1, worker, body in lateral view.


Calyptomyrmex sp. eg-1, worker, head in full-face view.

Distribution

One species has been known from Vietnam.

sp. eg-1 Ba Be NP (Bac Can); Bai Tu Long NP (Quang Ninh); Chua Yen Tu (Quang Ninh); Phu Quoc NP (Kien Giang); Pu Mat NP (Nghe An); Tay Yen Tu NP (Bac Giang); Van Ban (Lao Cai)

Bionomics

Calyptomyrmex sp. eg-1 nests in rotting/rotten twigs and wood fragments on the floor of well-developed forests. The colony is usually small (consisting of dozens of workers).

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