Strumigenys ayersthey

Strumigenys ayersthey is a new species of ant that was discovered in 2018 in Ecuador. It is named after artist and human rights activist Jeremy Ayers. Deviating from the traditional species-naming practices, the new ant has suffix “-they” to make it more gender inclusive. Strumigenys ayersthey is a new addition to the genus Strumigenys. There are currently 853 species belonging to Strumigenys genus and the new species is distinct when compared to them.

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