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Species: Eurhopalothrix speciosa   Brown & Kempf, 1960 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Eurhopalothrix speciosa Brown & Kempf, 1960 PDF: 203, figs. 31-33 (w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Longino, 2013 PDF: 142.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Brazil (Santa Catarina, São Paulo).


This species shares the elevated posterior mesonotal keel with E. hunhau and E. sepultura. Eurhopalothrix hunhau has a full complement of 18 specialized setae on the face; both E. sepultura and E. speciosa have a reduced number. The head shape of E. speciosa is very similar to E. sepultura. Eurhopalothrix speciosa has a distinctive arrangement of 6 specialized setae on the face: 4 in a tight square on the posteromedian vertex, and 2 on the posterolateral angles of the vertex margin. In contrast, Eurhopalothrix sepultura has the same medial square of 4 setae, but 4–6 additional setae are arranged anteriorly, between the medial square and the compound eyes, and there are no setae on the posterolateral angles of the vertex margin. Also, the compound eye of E. speciosa is relatively large, with 7–8 ommatidia across greatest diameter, versus 5 in E. sepultura.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in wet forest.

Elevations: collected at 900 m

Type specimens:

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