Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia
Disjunct distribution in northern South America, Panama, and Costa Rica; Caribbean islands; southwestern United States. Costa Rica: Atlantic lowlands.
Essentially naked, entirely without erect setae on face, mesosoma, petiole, postpetiole, gaster, and appendages; pubescence strongly appressed; WL 0.50-0.80mm. Similar species: cuneola has a pair of erect setae on the humeri, and somewhat more pronounced rugose sculpture on mesosomal dorsum.
Kugler (1994) reported this species from a variety of sites, usually from berlesate of leaf mold and rotten wood. Arizona specimens were under stones in an oak-juniper woodland at 1783-1814m. At La Selva Biological Station, the species was obtained in 4 of 18 canopy fogging samples taken by the ALAS project. Also, Longino collected workers in a recently felled tree. Longino collected workers in a Winkler sample of forest floor litter from the Turrialba area.
Kugler, C. 1994. Revision of the ant genus Rogeria (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with descriptions of the sting apparatus. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 3:17-89.
Grant Ramsey, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 98505 USA.
John T. Longino, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 98505 USA.firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles Kugler, Radford University, Radford VA 24142 USA.
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