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Species: Rhopalothrix andersoni   Longino & Boudinot, 2013 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Rhopalothrix andersoni Longino & Boudinot, 2013 PDF: 308, figs 1A, 2B, 3F, 5, 16 (w.) HONDURAS. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Guatemala, Honduras
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:



This species occurs in cloud forest, from 1300–1440 m elevation. It is known from two montane sites: Sierra de Agalta in eastern Honduras, where it is sympatric with R. therion, and Cusuco National Park in northwestern Honduras. The three known specimens are from Winkler samples of sifted leaf litter.


Anterior labral lobe bilobed, with ectal lobule longer than mesal lobule; masticatory margin of mandible with three teeth; squamiform setae of first gastral tergite abundant, short, 2 × longer than wide; HW 0.63-0.70.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Bosque nuboso, 1 times found in mesophyll forest, 1 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 1 times found in riparian Liquidambar-Pinus forest, 1 times found in tropical montane forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times ex sifted leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times MaxiWinkler, 1 times Winkler.

Elevations: collected from 1300 - 1701 meters, 1464 meters average

Type specimens: holotype Rhopalothrix andersoni: casent0629582; paratype Rhopalothrix andersoni: casent0629580

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