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Species: Myrmelachista ramulorum   Wheeler, 1908 

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Myrmelachista ramulorum fortior

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Myrmelachista ambigua subsp. ramulorum Wheeler, 1908a PDF: 155, pl. 11, figs. 9, 10 (w.q.m.) PUERTO RICO. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Wheeler, 1934g PDF: 189.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Myrmelachista ramulorum fortior.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Panama, Puerto Rico, United States, United States Virgin Islands
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Neotropical bioregion

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in cloud forest, 2 times found in tropical hardwood forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest in dead branch on live tree, 2 times in twigs of large tree of coccoloba uvifera by front gate, 1 times sweet orange, 1 times on foliage, 1 times isolated pasture tree, 1 times in twigs of a large tree of Coccoloba uvifera, 1 times ex Cinnamomum zeylanicum, 1 times dead branch on tree, 1 times at light.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times hand collecting, 1 times hand.

Elevations: collected from 35 - 960 meters, 497 meters average

Type specimens: syntype Myrmelachista ramulorum: jtlc000005280; syntype of Myrmelachista ramulorum: casent0912343

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