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Species: Eurhopalothrix apharogonia   Snelling, 1968 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Eurhopalothrix apharogonia Snelling, 1968c PDF: 1 (w.) EL SALVADOR. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Longino, 2013 PDF: 112.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

El Salvador


Eurhopalothrix apharogonia is still known only from the types. Reported measurements are HW 0.84, HL 0.93, SL 0.53. If the illustration in Snelling (1968) is accurate, it has a very unusual head shape, with very reduced lateral angles (CI 90, one of the lowest values for New World Eurhopalothrix). Specialized setae on the face are highly reduced, to a tight square of 4 spatulate setae on the posteromedian vertex (this tight square also found on E. sepultura and E. speciosa, but these with additional setae elsewhere). It is also similar to E. floridana, which has even more reduced facial setae (2 on medial vertex margin) and a somewhat similar head shape.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in STR, 1 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in tropical dry forest, 1 times found in tropical moist forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times bajo de M/28, 1 times on ground after rain, 1 times bajo de M/01.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times flight intercept trap, 1 times FIT, 1 times Fogging.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 300 meters, 110 meters average

Type specimens:

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