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Species: Adelomyrmex betoi

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2014)

Adelomyrmex betoi Fernández, 2003B PDF: 13, fig. 72 (w.) MEXICO. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Fernández, F., 2003:
Worker measurements. Holotype. HL 0.59 HW 0.49 SL 0.32 EL 0.025 WL 0.55 GL 0.72 TL 2.35 CI 83 SI 67.
Worker diagnosis. Mandibles with 5 teeth. Anterior margin of clypeal plate concave. Eyes small, with 4 ommatidia. Hypostomal tooth inconspicuous. Mesosoma evenly curved, metanotal groove shallow. Propodeal teeth triangular, the point upward. Petiolar node thick. Postpetiole posteriorly with a strong transverse carinae. Head rugoreticulated, the rugulae long, longitudinal, the sculpturation mixed with dense punctuation. Promesonotum irregularly rugolose at center, rugoreticulated in the periphery. All carinae or rugulae beade-like. Petiole and postpetiole laterally with irregular rugulae. Mesosoma and gaster devoid of any pilosity. Head, mesosoma, petiole, postpetiole dark brown, appendages and gaster brown.
Queen and male: Unknown.
Comments. A. betoi is easily separated from the other members of the genus by the bead-like carinae or rugulae. That is, the carinae are not continuous, but look “plaited”. The mesosoma and gaster are devoid of any pilosity, a trait unique in the genus. Moreover, the posterior face of the petiole has a strong transverse keel.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in cloud forest, 1 times found in montane tropical forest

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 3 times Berlese

Elevations: collected from 1200 - 1300 meters, 1277 meters average

Type specimens: paratype betoi: jtlc000003150; paratype of Adelomyrmex betoi: casent0901019

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