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Gracilidris pombero

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Formicidae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Species
Class  Insecta
Subfamily  Dolichoderinae
Genus  Gracilidris
Order  Hymenopterans
Gracilidris pombero
Similar  Hymenopterans, Diatomyidae, Bothriomyrmex, Forelius, Dorymyrmex

Gracilidris pombero is a species of ant in the genus Gracilidris. Described by Wild and Cuezzo in 2006, the species is endemic to the South American countries of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.

Etymology

In Guarani mythology, Pombero is a mythical humanoid creature that is nocturnal, and this is a reference to the ants nocturnal behaviour.

References

Gracilidris pombero Wikipedia


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