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Asian Myrmecology, Volume 9, e009007, pages 1-4, published December 2017

Notes on the habitat and biology of the rare ant genus Tyrannomyrmex (Fernández, 2003)

MARK K. L. WONG 1, 2 * and GORDON W. J. YONG3

1National Parks Board, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569

2Entomological Network of Singapore, Block 539, Ang Mo Kio, Avenue 10, #13-2577, Singapore 560539

3Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543

Article first published online 27/April/2017

DOI: 10.20362/am.009007

Asian Myrmecology 9: e009007 (1-4)

© M. K. L. Wong and G. W. J. Yong

Abstract: The rare myrmicine ant genus Tyrannomyrmex Fernández, 2003 comprises three species of tropical ants restricted to the Oriental region. This study presents information on worker size, specific habitat, food and behaviour of Tyrannomyrmex rex.

Keywords: Myrmicinae, Solenopsidini, Formicidae, secondary forest, Singapore

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VIDEO S1. Responses of Tyrannomyrmex rex worker to a millipede. The worker curls up when the millipede crawls towards and over it; the worker then moves away quickly.

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VIDEO S2. Tyrannomyrmex rex worker stings millipede intruder. A millipede crawls into the cluster of T. rex workers and brood within the nest tube, over multiple ‘curled-up’ workers, before being grabbed and stung by one individual.

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VIDEO S3. Male Tyrannomyrmex rex in captive nest tube.

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