Check List 8(4): 722-730, doi: 10.15560/8.4.722
Check list of ground-dwelling ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the eastern Acre, Amazon, Brazil
expand article infoPatrícia Nakayama Miranda, Marco Antônio Oliveira, Fabricio Beggiato Baccaro, Elder Ferreira Morato, Jacques Hubert Charles Delabie
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The ant fauna of state of Acre, Brazilian Amazon, is poorly known. The aim of this study was to compile the species sampled in different areas in the State of Acre. An inventory was carried out in pristine forest in the municipality of Xapuri. This list was complemented with the information of a previous inventory carried out in a forest fragment in the municipality of Senador Guiomard and with a list of species deposited at the Entomological Collection of National Institute of Amazonian Research– INPA. The resulting list covered 268 species distributed in 52 genera and nine subfamilies, and records 23 species and four morphospecies for the first time in the state of Acre. Due to the large environmental heterogeneity, future inventories will be crucial to properly describe and understand ant species distribution patterns in southwestern Amazon.