Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia
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.
Worker: mesosomal dorsum, SEM (reduced, original); lateral view, SEM (reduced, original).
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.email@example.com
Charles Kugler, Radford University, Radford VA 24142 USA.
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