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Species: Rhopalothrix atitlanica   Longino & Boudinot, 2013 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Rhopalothrix atitlanica Longino & Boudinot, 2013 PDF: 310, figs 1B, 2B, 3E, 7, 16 (w.) GUATEMALA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki


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

Distribution Notes:



This species occurs in cloud forest, from 1050–1400 m elevation. It is known only from the slopes of Volcán Atitlán, where it is sympatric with R. isthmica. At the type locality it seemed to occur just below the zone of high abundance of R. isthmica, at the lower edge of the cloud forest and at the transition to extensive coffee plantations at lower elevations. The six known specimens are from Winkler samples of sifted leaf litter.


Anterior labral lobe bilobed or bidentate on each side of medial notch, with ectal lobule longer than mesal lobule; masticatory margin of mandible with two teeth; squamiform setae of first gastral tergite abundant, short, 2 ×longer than wide; HW 0.49–0.51.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in riparian forest, 1 times found in cloud forest, 1 times found in riparian wet forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times ex sifted leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times MaxiWinkler.

Elevations: collected from 1056 - 1400 meters, 1177 meters average

Type specimens: holotype Rhopalothrix atitlanica: casent0611854; paratype Rhopalothrix atitlanica: casent0629577, casent0629578

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