Rogeria innotabilis Kugler 1994

Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker lateral view

worker face view


Mexico to Colombia; sea level to 1200m. Costa Rica: Monteverde and Cerro Cacao.


Mesosoma dorsum with appressed or decumbent pilosity in addition to longer erect to suberect hair; scapes with appressed pubescence but lacking erect setae; Setae on gaster differentiated into two distinct kinds, short decumbent and long erect; WL 0.66-0.73mm.


Kugler (1994) examined material of this species as follows: (1) workers from Chiapas State, Mexico; (2) workers from near Matagalpa, Nicaragua; (3) queen from Monteverde, Costa Rica; (4) queens from two sites in Magdalena Department in Colombia. To these records we add an additional collection of workers from a Winkler sample collected by Longino at Cerro Cacao. The collections from Mexico, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica have all been from moist forest litter, 1000-1200m elevation. The collections from Colombia are tropical dry forest sites near sea level.

Additional Images

Worker: mesosomal dorsum, SEM (reduced, original); lateral view, SEM (reduced, original).

Literature Cited

Kugler, C. 1994. Revision of the ant genus Rogeria (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with descriptions of the sting apparatus. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 3:17-89.

Page authors:

Grant Ramsey, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 98505 USA.

John T. Longino, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 98505

Charles Kugler, Radford University, Radford VA 24142 USA.

Date of this version: 23 July 1998
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