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Species: Leptogenys montuosa   Lattke, 2011 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Leptogenys montuosa Lattke, 2011 PDF: 150, fig. 8 (w.) PANAMA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Distribution Notes:

Costa Rica: Atlantic lowlands.


Natural History:

I know this species from two localities: La Selva Biological Station, and Tortuguero. At La Selva, I have seen a worker that was collected from the ground. From Tortuguero, I have seen a stray worker, and I made a nest collection from the beach strand vegetation near the Casa Verde turtle research station. The nest was in a rotten branch, attached to a tree trunk near ground level. There were remains of isopods in the nest, which suggests this species may be an isopod specialist. Other species of Leptogenys are known to be isopod prey specialists.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in SSE 400m, 1 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in Beach strand vegetation, 1 times found in dry forest, 1 times found in edge natural forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under dead wood, 1 times nest in rotten branch.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Malaise, 2 times Foggin, 2 times search, 1 times flight intercept trap.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1829 meters, 332 meters average

Type specimens:

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