Rogeria leptonana Kugler 1994

Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker lateral view

worker face view


Mexico to Colombia, Dominican Republic; sea level to 1750m. Costa Rica: Central Valley and Pacific lowlands.


Mesosoma dorsum with appressed or decumbent pilosity in addition to longer erect to suberect hair; scapes with longer erect to suberect hair in addition to shorter decumbent to appressed pilosity; face and mesosoma coarsely rugose or areolate rugose, interspaces smooth or feebly punctate; WL 0.54-0.66mm; petiolar node relatively symmetric.


In addition to the material reported in Kugler (1994), Longino has collected specimens from Winkler samples from Finca La Pacifica (Guanacaste Province), Carara Biological Reserve, Corcovado National Park (Sirena). The species is known from rainforest to strongly seasonal dry forest, in forest litter. Specimens collected by Eberhard and Brown from Cerro Pico Blanco, near San Jose, Costa Rica, were under large rocks in a pasture.

Additional Images

Alternate worker: face view (reduced, original); lateral view (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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