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Species: Nesomyrmex spininodis   (Mayr, 1887) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Leptothorax spininodis Mayr, 1887 PDF: 617 (w.m.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1912h PDF: 18 (q.).
Combination in Nesomyrmex (Goniothorax): Emery, 1896g PDF: 59 (in key); in Nesomyrmex (Nesomyrmex): Kempf, 1959d: 427; in Nesomyrmex: Bolton, 2003 PDF: 272.
Revived status as species and senior synonym of Nesomyrmex genualia, Nesomyrmex umbratilis: Kempf, 1959d: 427.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Canindeyú, Central, Cordillera, Misiones, Ñeembucú, Paraguarí, Pte. Hayes

Brasil: Porto Murtinho

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55

spininodis (MayrHNS 1887).

Canindeyú, Central, Cordillera, Misiones, Ñeembucú, Paraguarí, Pte. Hayes (ALWC, IFML, INBP, LACM, MZSP). Literature records: “Paraguay” (s. loc.) (Emery 1896b).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in roadside vegetation, 1 times found in Port of entry, 1 times found in scrub veg., 1 times found in urban landscaping.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Nest in dead Piper branch, 1 times on orchid plants, 1 times Mantis Ei o(?)ra, 1 times general collecting.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times direct collection, 2 times search, 1 times Epigaeic pitfall, 1 times pan trap, 1 times Pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 9 - 600 meters, 190 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Leptothorax spininodis: casent0919734; syntype of Leptothorax genualia: casent0913001

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