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Species: Octostruma rugifera   (Mayr, 1887) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Rhopalothrix rugifer Mayr, 1887 PDF: 579 (w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Octostruma: Brown, 1949f PDF: 92.
See also: Longino, 2013 PDF: 49.


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

Distribution Notes:

Southern Brazil, Paraguay, Colombia, Venezuela. Paraguay: Alto Paraná, Canindeyú, Itapúa


Face crossed by a clearly defined arcuate carina; anterior portion of face concave, differentiated from posterior portion, delimited by frontal carinae and facial arc; antennal scrobe deep and conspicuous with distinct posterior and ventral margins; face anterior to facial arc uniformly densely punctate; posterior margin of vertex lacking erect setae; facial arc joins dorsal margin of scrobe posterior to eye; eye composed of > 5 ommatidia.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in Semideciduous seasonal forest, 3 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in forest, 1 times found in montane rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times Soil - litter, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 12 times Winkler, 0 times Winkler sample, 1 times berlese.

Elevations: collected from 300 - 1800 meters, 984 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Rhopalothrix rugifer: casent0915941; syntype of Rhopalothrix truncata: casent0909344

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