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Species: Octostruma petiolata   (Mayr, 1887) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Rhopalothrix petiolata Mayr, 1887 PDF: 580 (q.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1894d PDF: 217 (w.).
Combination in Octostruma: Brown, 1949f PDF: 92.


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

Distribution Notes:

Southern Brazil.


Workers can be identified by the combination of strongly transverse petiolar node in dorsal view, mesosoma lacking erect setae, large size (HW 0.85–0.90), and strong laminar transverse carina joining the propodeal spines.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Winkler.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 550 meters, 275 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Rhopalothrix petiolata: casent0915940

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