Carebara urichi (Wheeler 1922)

= Oligomyrmex nevermanni (Mann 1926); see Fernández 2004.

Myrmicinae, Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia


worker lateral view
worker dorsal view

worker face view

Range

Mexico to southern Brazil (Fernández 2004). Costa Rica: wet forest habitats on both slopes to 1300m elevation.

Identification

Antennae 11-segmented; pronotal dorsum longitudinally rugose; hind tibia with long suberect pilosity.

Similar species: brevipilosa.

Natural History

This species is mainly known from Winkler samples of sifted litter from the forest floor. It is relatively common in Winkler samples from lowland and mid-elevation wet forest habitats. It is less often collected using other methods. Nichole Barger made one collection of urichi while baiting at La Selva Biological Station. Bill Eberhard observed a flight of males from a nest in the ground near his home in Cerros de Escazu. Nevermann found the type series of nevermanni (now a junior synonym of urichi) in a rotten log, in company with Pachycondyla stigma.

Literature Cited

Fernández C., F. 2004. The American species of the myrmicine ant genus Carebara Westwood (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Caldasia 26:191-238.


Page author:

John T. Longino, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 98505 USA. longinoj@evergreen.edu


Date of this version: 20 September 2004.
Previous versions of this page: 18 March 2003.
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