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Species: Probolomyrmex brujitae   Agosti, 1995 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Probolomyrmex brujitae Agosti, 1995 PDF: 433, figs. 5, 6, 9, 10, 14 (w.q.) ARGENTINA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL


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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Agosti, D., 1995, A revision of the South American species of the ant genus Probolomyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Journal of the New York Entomological Society 102, pp. 429-434

Probolomyrmex brujitaeHNS, new species

Holotype 1 worker, Argentina, Jujuy GoogleMaps, Aguas Blancas-Yaculica (Argentinian-Bolivian Frontier), 22 ° 43 ' 44 " S 64 ° 22 ' 25 " W, 460 m, 25 October 1994, D. Agosti & J. M. Carpenter, Winkler sample, leaf litter, Yungas forest. Holotype deposited in MCZ GoogleMaps.

Paratype 1 female, same Winkler sample as holotype. Deposited at Instituto Miguel Lillo Tucuman.

FEMALE. HL 0.57, HW 0.35, SL 0.35, TL 0.85, CI 62, SI 100, Figures 5, 9 (1 examined).

WORKER. HL 0.60, HW 0.36, SL 0.35, TL 0.81, CI 60, SI 99, Figures 6, 10, 14, 15 (1 examined).

Material examined. Holotype and paratype.

Comments. This species is easily recognized by its small size, the fine sculpture, and the shape and color of the ventral petiolar process which is the same as the one of the petiolar tergite. The specimens were collected by Winkler bags using sifted leaf litter from a secondary Yungas forest, and this species is only known by the two type specimens collected in the same locality.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in yungas.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times leaf l..

Elevations: collected at 460 m

Type specimens: paratype: casent0104672

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