Flavia A. Esteves

Flavia A. Esteves
California Academy of Sciences · Department of Entomology

Ph.D in Entomology

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33
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27 Research Items
41 Citations
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Additional affiliations
November 2011 - present
California Academy of Sciences
Position
  • PostDoc Position
July 2006 - October 2011
Museu de zoologia -- University of São Paulo
Position
  • Researcher
Education
August 2007 - September 2012
University of São Paulo
Field of study
  • Entomology

Publications

Publications (33)
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This study describes the worker and queen castes of the Neotropical ponerine Corrieopone nouragues gen. nov. , sp. nov. , an ant from the tropical rainforest in French Guiana. Worker morphology of the taxon is compared with those of other Ponerinae and the similarities between them are discussed, refining the definition of character states for some...
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Ants, an ecologically successful and numerically dominant group of animals, play key ecological roles as soil engineers, predators, nutrient recyclers, and regulators of plant growth and reproduction in most terrestrial ecosystems. Further, ants are widely used as bioindicators of the ecological impact of land use. We gathered information of ant sp...
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The basitarsus of the mid-and/or hindlegs of several Amblyoponinae ants shows a deep longitudinal groove or sulcus on its anterior face in workers and queens. Histological examination reveals this sulcus is associated with a conspicuous novel epithelial gland, which brings the number of exocrine glands in the legs of ants to 25. The ultrastructural...
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Workers, queens and males of all examined Discothyrea species of the ‘sauteri group’, that have laterally expanded frontal lobes and well-developed antennal scrobes, are characterized by two hairy areas on the outer surface of their procoxae. Histological and ultrastructural examination of Discothyrea sauterirevealed that each of these areas is ass...
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Female representation in STEM fields is often explained by the leaky pipeline metaphor, and previous work has shown that the arrival of children is one of the main causes. Thus, understanding how the arrival of children can impact the careers of scientists in the field of myrmecology could provide insight into how to promote a better policy to supp...
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Morphology is still the main evidence used for delimiting ant species. However, high intraspecific morphological variation may hamper taxonomic efforts, as specimens from different populations may be described as distinct species. This is especially concerning when considering the study of rarely collected ant genera. In such a scenario, a taxonomi...
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Stigmatomma is the most speciose ant genus in the subfamily Amblyoponinae. In the present paper, the worker caste of a new species is described, S. luyiae sp. n., which was collected from a soil sample in a subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forest in Taiwan. An identification key to the females of Stigmatomma species with 11 antennomeres occurring...
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In this study we present the first taxonomic revision of the ant genus Stigmatomma in the Malagasy biogeographic region, re­describe the previously known S. besucheti Baroni-Urbani, and describe seven new species to science (S. bolabola sp. n., S. irayhady sp. n., S. janovitsika sp. n., S. liebe sp. n., S. roahady sp. n., S. sakalava sp. n., and S....
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Linear morphometry of Stigmatomma species in the Malagasy bioregion – raw data set of measurements and indices
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R script for clustering specimens based on measurement data
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R script for Principal Component Analysis (PCA): specimens on a morphometric ordination space
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R script for mapping the distribution of Stigmatomma species in Madagascar and Seychelles.
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A subfamília Amblyoponinae apresenta distribuição global e na região Neotropical inclui os gêneros Paraprionopelta Kusnezov, Prionopelta Mayr e Stigmatomma Roger. Neste capítulo, apresentamos uma introdução à esta subfamília, destacando alguns aspectos de sua sistemática. Fornecemos informações sobre distribuição e biologia, e diagnoses para fêmeas...
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The present catalogue lists the "dorylomorph" ant types (Aenictinae: Aenictus; Cerapachyinae: Acanthostichus and Cerapachys; Ecitoninae: Eciton, Labidus, Neivamyrmex and Nomamyrmex; and Leptanilloidinae: Asphinctanilloides and Leptanilloides) housed in the Formicidae collection of the Hymenoptera laboratory, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São...
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This catalogue lists the type specimens of 37 species of Pseudomyrmecinae ants deposited in the Hymenoptera Formicidae collection of the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, which holds types of the only two genera that occur in the Neotropics, Pseudomyrmex Lund and Myrcidris Ward. We record the label information, condition of the specim...
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The present catalogue lists the type specimes of 112 nominal " poneromorph" ant species housed in the Formicidae collection of the Hymenoptera laboratory, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo (MZSP). The catalogue includes types of Amblyoponinae, Ectatomminae, Heteroponerinae, Ponerinae, and Proceratiinae, that is, all poneromorph (sensu...
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The ant diversity observed in stomach contents of fossorial reptiles was compared to the subterranean ant richness collected using traditional and modern techniques of ant collections. We analyzed the alimentary tract of 64 specimens of amphisbaenians (4 Amphisbaena alba, 10 A. fuliginosa, 25 A. vermicularis, and 25 Leposternon infraorbitale) colle...
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Em florestas tropicais, as formigas constituem um dos mais importantes táxons de insetos no que diz respeito à biomassa, abundância e bioindicação de impactos ecológicos. Quanto à funcionalidade de cada espécie e suas densidades (e não em função de sua diversidade enquanto grupo), as formigas são determinantes de padrões de fluxo de energia e bioma...

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I tried mechanical removal (ultra-fine forceps, dissecting pins), but the the target setae are in a concavity on the cuticle of a minute specimen, and at the end of the process the cuticle was scratched. I also tried KOH, but it damages the cuticle structure (I might have left the specimen soaking in KOH for too long). Lactophenol didn't make any difference...

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We are revising the taxonomy of Fulakora ants in the Neotropical bioregion, where it is represented by fourteen species. The last revision of its species happened in 1960.
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Stigmatomma comprises more than 50 ant species, and is widespread around the globe, with exception of the neotropics. So far, species level taxonomy of the genus has received little attention. The last global revision happened in 1960; regionally, only the Malagasy bioregion possesses a well studied fauna.