The greatest occurrence of family Formicidae
occurred for all periods of succession during the rainy/dry transition compared to the other collection periods (Table 3).
In the present study, the family Formicidae
was very abundant throughout the period, with the lowest abundance in colder months, in June (19[degrees]C) and July (16[degrees]C), when 263 and 286 individuals were collected, respectively.
By the way, the family Formicidae
belongs to the order Hymenoptera, which may be an insectoid reference to happy marriages.
Yet there is evidence that at least some of the myrmecophagic spiders show a preference for certain genera or even species of ants within the family Formicidae
as a whole.
Numerically, the family Formicidae
(separate from Hymenopteran per se) represents the greatest percentage of the stomach contents (49.7%) followed by the order Homoptera (16.7 %) and Hemyptera (12.8%).
Leaf-cutting ants belong to the family Formicidae
which are grouped in the Attine tribe and included in the sub-family Myrmicinae.
The genus Camponotus Mayr, 1861 is one of the richest in species within the family Formicidae
, comprising about a thousand described species with worldwide distribution ranging from the northern temperate to the tropical south (Fernandez 2003) and they are easily found in the Brazilian territory (Loureiro & Queiroz 1990).
Phylogenetic study of the family Formicidae
based on the sensillum structures on the antennae and labial palpi (Hymenoptera, Aculeata).
A synopsis of the family Formicidae
of Taiwan (Insecta: Hymenoptera).