Overview of species Liometopum apiculatum from AntWeb. The nest of Liometopum apiculatum Mayr. Hymenoptera: Formicidae. Robert E. Gregg. Follow this and additional works at: In rural areas of Mexico, the native “escamolera” ant (Liometopum apiculatum Mayr) is socioeconomically important. However, this ant is being exploited.

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Liometopum apiculatum is a species of ant in the subfamily Dolichoderinae. The probability of finding the escamolera ant decreased with increasing bare soil.

The liomettopum cover is an important habitat component for the ant, especially where it requires protection from high temperatures. Apicualtum and ecosystem engineers. Determining optimal scales for biodiversity modeling. Habitat segregation based on soil texture and body size in the seed-harvester ants Pogonomyrmex rugosus and P. Moreover, they can be used as indicators of ecosystem changes and for rehabilitating logging and grazing areas Andersen and Majer, Formica masonia Buckley, Dolichoderinae Hymenoptera of North America Insects described in Sampling Methods for Multiresource Forest Inventory.

Species: Liometopum apiculatum – AntWeb

Foraging trails often disappear into inaccessible holes e. The significant association liomstopum the escamolera ant in central Mexico with the agave Agave salmiana Otto Ex Salm ssp. Particularly, it was observed a large population of nitrogen-fixing bacteria, which could be linked with the high protein content in escamoles. The occurrence of the escamolera ant in the ejido Pocitos, Charcas, San Luis Potosi, was significantly related liomstopum agave stalk width, agave infestations with scale insects, woody plants-cacti-agave density, ground cover bare soil and slope of the terrain six of the 14 variables studied.


Apiculatuum apiculatum Mayr, Prebus13 February, – 5: Nest density was higher in the ecosystem moderately B and slightly disturbed A. Favored plants for foraging workers were Yucca palm treeAgave salmiana agave and Opuntia rastrera prickly pear.

Liometopum apiculatum queens are among the largest North America ants. Contributors own the copyright to and are solely responsible for contributed content.

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton’s New General Cataloguea catalogue of the world’s ants. Although the proportion of bare soil and rock was high The climate in the area is semidry temperate BS 0 kw x’ with rainfall occurring from June to September.

In concert with this behavior, workers have been observed successfully soliciting food from of Pogonomyrmex barbatusCamponotus sayi and Solenopsis xyloni foragers. Four new myrmecophilous Coleoptera.

Liometopum apiculatum

Contenido de vitaminas de algunos insectos comestibles de Mexico. Similarly, the correspondence analysis indicated that agave, agave-scaled insect, agave-width as well as higher plants opuntia, mesquite, yucca, acacia and juniper contributed with Dedicated naturalists volunteer their time and resources liomeetopum to provide this service.

A few of the latter are putatively obligate as they are only known from their nest association with this ant. Liometopum apiculatum Scientific classification Kingdom: In the case of Opuntia imbricataLiometopum apiculatum provides protective services to the plant. Protein content of some edible insects in Mexico.

Snelling27 May, – 7: Wheeler The ant larvae of the subfamily Dolichoderinae Hymenoptera: After a while the workers begin to bite the legs and wings of ljometopum alates, forcing them to climb the nearest plant. Response of soil fauna to landscape heterogeneity: We strive to provide accurate information, but we are mostly just amateurs attempting to make sense of a diverse natural world.


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Their role in disrupting biological control has not been determined. Workers will follow the trails of other ant species. Please consider a year-end gift to BugGuide! Workers disappearing under a rock that can be flipped apiculaatum, for example, are typically found to be using the covering object to make their way into one of their underground trails. The North American ants of the genus Liometopum. Identification of landscape units from an insect perspective.

Once the first workers emerge, the queen discontinues laying trophic eggs, which lowers the total number of eggs laid but increases the proportion of viable eggs. The Bonferroni confidence intervals Byers et al. To assess habitat use, for the entire study area, the availability size of the area in ha of each of the categories of those habitat variables Table 2 were apicculatum using Arc Map 9.

Arid and semi-arid regions contain valuable natural resources that, if well managed, may derive in diverse long-term economic benefits.