ⓘ Vitsika

                                     

ⓘ Vitsika

Queens are known for all species except V. obscura. The queens may be alate or ergatoid, or both forms may occur within a single species. It is possible that all species will be found to produce both ergatoids and alates when the species are better represented in collections. Two species V. manifesta, V. suspicax exhibit morphological intermediates between alate and ergatoid forms, and two species V. acclivitas and V. crebra appear to be polygynous.

Worker-associated males known V. crebra, V. breviscapa and V. labes. In addition, males of the three species collected in isolation in malaise traps, are present in collections. Similar in size to a work regarded as conspecific or a little less.

                                     
  • Emery, Malagidris nom. n., Myrmisaraka gen. n., Royidris gen. n., and Vitsika gen. n. Zootaxa, 3791 1 1 99, doi: 10.11646 zootaxa.3791.1.1, PMID 24869996
  • Emery, Malagidris nom. n., Myrmisaraka gen. n., Royidris gen. n., and Vitsika gen. n. Zootaxa, 3791 1 1 99, doi: 10.11646 zootaxa.3791.1.1, PMID 24869996
  • includes the other four genera: Malagidris, Myrmisaraka, Royidris and Vitsika Genus: Eutetramorium antweb.org. AntWeb. Retrieved 23 September 2013
  • Tetheamyrma Bolton, 1991 Tetramorium Mayr, 1855 Trichomyrmex Mayr, 1865 Vitsika Bolton Fisher, 2014 Vollenhovia Mayr, 1865 Vombisidris Bolton, 1991 Xenomyrmex
  • Emery, Malagidris nom. n., Myrmisaraka gen. n., Royidris gen. n., and Vitsika gen. n. Zootaxa, 3791 1 1 99, doi: 10.11646 zootaxa.3791.1.1, PMID 24869996