Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)
This species is known only from two specimens from Trinidad.
Distribution: Geographic regions
(According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists): Americas: Venezuela Biogeographic regions
(According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists): Neotropical
is most similar to E. pilulifera
and E. clypeata
, sharing the small size; a similar arrangement and number of erect setae, these almost circular, nearly as broad as wide; and abundant ground pilosity that is strongly flattened and conspicuous. Eurhopalothrix clypeata
has a transverse carina on the clypeus. Eurhopalothrix pilulifera
has the propodeal spine in the form of a rectangular lamella extending down the posterior face of the propodeum (propodeal spine acute in E. alopeciosa
, with narrow infradental lamella). Eurhopalothrix xibalba
is larger and has thinner ground pilosity. Measurements for this species, from Brown and Kempf (1960), are HW 0.50–0.53, HL 0.52, SL 0.32, CI 96.
Specimen Habitat Summary
Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in montane rainforest.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood).
Elevations: collected at 1150 m
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