CARDIOCONDYLA

(Subfamily Myrmicinae)

Taxonomy

The genus Cardiocondyla was established by Emery (1869), and is assigned to the tribe Formicoxenini by Bolton (1994, 2003). The Afrotropical species were revised by Bolton (1982), and the elegans-, bulgarica-, batesii-, nuda-, shuckardi-, stambuloffii-, wroughtonii-, emeryi- and minutior groups were revised by Seifert (2003).

Images


Cardiocondyla sp. eg-x, worker, body in lateral view.


Cardiocondyla sp. eg-x, worker, head in full-face view.

Distribution

Five species have been known from Vietnam.

kagutsuchi Terayama
[= sp. eg-3]
Cuc Phuong NP (Ninh Binh), Tam Dao NP (Vinh Phuc)
minutior Forel [= sp. eg-2] Ba Vi NP (Ha Noi), Cuc Phuong NP (Ninh Binh), Tam Dao NP (Vinh Phuc)
wroughtonii Forel [= sp. eg-1] Tam Dao NP (Vinh Phuc)
sp. eg-4 Tay Yen Tu NP (Bac Giang)
sp. eg-5 Binh Chau-Phuoc Buu NP (Ba Ria-Vung Tau)

Bionomics

Cardiocondyla species inhabit open habitats and man-made habitats such as around settlements and in gardens. Workers are frequently found on the ground surface.

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