Rogeria foreli Emery 1894

Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker lateral view

worker face view


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.

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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