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Revista Colombiana de Entomología

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FERNANDEZ, FERNANDO  and  GUERRERO, ROBERTO J. Technomyrmex (Formicidae: Dolichoderinae) in the New World: synopsis and description of a new species. Rev. Colomb. Entomol. [online]. 2008, vol.34, n.1, pp.110-115. ISSN 0120-0488.

A synopsis of dolichoderine ants of the genus Technomyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the New World is offered including notes, keys, pictures of all known species, and the description of T. gorgona sp. n. from SW Colombia. This is the first record of the genus from continental South America. Currently Technomyrmex comprises six species (two extinct, marked by *) in the New World: *T. caritatis Brandão & Baroni Urbani (Dominican amber), T. difficilis Forel (tramp species collected in Washington, Puerto Rico, Antigua and Nevis), T. fulvus (Wheeler) (Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia), T. gorgona sp. n. (Colombia), the first record for Colombia and South America, *T. hispaniolae (Wilson) (Dominican amber) and T. vitiensis Mann (tramp species collected in California).

Keywords : Ants; South America; Taxonomy; Technomyrmex.

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