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Species: Rogeria blanda   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Myrmica blanda Smith, 1858a PDF: 131 (w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Tetramorium: Mayr, 1886c PDF: 359; in Rogeria: Emery, 1894d PDF: 189.
Senior synonym of Rogeria foveata: Kempf, 1965 PDF: 185.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Southern Central America, South America east of Andes to southern Brazil; Elevations 50-1000m. Costa Rica: Atlantic and southern Pacific lowlands.


Kugler, C. 1994. Revision of the ant genus Rogeria (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with descriptions of the sting apparatus. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 3:17-89.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: LaPolla, J. S. & Sosa-Calvo, J., 2006, Review of the ant genus Rogeria (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Guyana., Zootaxa 1330, pp. 59-68

R. blandaHNS (figs. 2 & 13):

known from Costa Rica to Southern Brazil. This species ranges from 50 m to 1000 m elevation. In Guyana known from Oko River (from Kugler 1994).

In Costa Rica nests were found in the trunks of cacao tree, while in Peru a nest was found in a small rotten log that was suspended about 50 cm above the ground.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Primary forest at river edge, 1 times found in 2° forest edge, 2 times found in forest, 1 times found in mature rainforest, 1 times found in second-growth rainforest, 1 times found in Bamboo forest, 1 times found in Sendero Tres Ríos, 1 times found in tropical rainforest, along stream, 1 times found in La Selva, 1 times found in wet forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times strays, 1 times under bark, 2 times rotten wood, 1 times nest in dead wood, 1 times worker on dead branch., 1 times under epiphytes, 1 times tall forest, high leaf litter decomposition, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times One-day old clearing of young second growth forest, parcel along STR several hun, 1 times nocturnal strays, 1 times nest in tree knot, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times search, 4 times Winkler, 2 times malaise, 2 times Winkler sample, 1 times hand, 1 times litter sample, 1 times sweep net, 1 times Winkler48h.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 800 meters, 196 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Rogeria blanda: casent0900952

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