Check List 12(2): e19471, doi: 10.15560/12.2.1869
Mycetophylax simplex (Emery, 1888) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): first record in Uruguay and distribution extension
expand article infoDarío Daniel Larrea, Virginia Mourglia§, Patricia González-Vainer|
‡ Universidad Nacional del Nordeste, Argentina§ Universidad de la República, Uruguay| iversidad de la República,
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This study provides the first record of Mycetophylax simplex (Emery, 1888) for Uruguay and extends the known distribution of this species south  in South America. Mycetophylax simplex is currently the only species of the genus that occurs in Uruguay. Workers and queens were captured with pitfall traps in a sandy beach on east coast of Uruguay. Data and figures of M. simplex for the recognition of the species and map of distribution are presented.
Myrmicinae; fungus growing; Atta genus-group; Neotropical Region; new record; sandy beach; Rocha