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Species: Adelomyrmex laevigatus   Mackay, 2003 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Adelomyrmex laevigatus Mackay, 2003 PDF: 600, figs. 4-7 (w.) PANAMA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

See also: Fernández, 2003B PDF: 19.

Distribution:


Neotropical Region: Costa Rica, Panama, Peru

Distribution Notes:

Costa Rica, Panama (type locality) (Fernandez and MacKay 2003, Fernandez 2003). Costa Rica: montane wet forests to cloud forest, Cordilleras of Guanacaste, Tilaran, Talamanca. In Monteverde area, in moist forest of community area and in wet forest around Casa Eladio, at 800m in the Penas Blancas Valley. Also known from Cerro Cacao, and Fila Cruces near San Vito.

Biology:

Natural History:

Inhabits forest floor litter. Known only from Winkler and Berlese samples.

References:

Fern‡ndez C., F. 2003. Revision of the myrmicine ants of the Adelomyrmex genus-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 361: 1Ð52.

Fern‡ndez C., F., MacKay, W.P. 2003. The myrmicine ants of the Adelomyrmex laevigatus species complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 41:593Ð604.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Adelomyrmex   Fernández, F., 2003, Revision of the myrmicine ants of the Adelomyrmex genus-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 361, pp. 1-52: 5-6, (download) 5-6 20236
Adelomyrmex laevigatus   Fernández, F., 2003, Revision of the myrmicine ants of the Adelomyrmex genus-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 361, pp. 1-52: 19-20, (download) 19-20 20236

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 19 times found in montane wet forest, 5 times found in moist forest, 8 times found in cloud forest, primary, near ridgetop, 4 times found in wet forest, 2 times found in cloud forest at bottom of steep slope, bordering rocky river, old 2nd growth veg., 2 times found in cloud forest, 3 times found in cloud forest, primary, along steep ridge near peak, 1 times found in Tall evergreen forest, 1 times found in wet montane forest, 1 times found in cloud forest, old second growth, matrix of forest and open bamboo areas, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 24 times ex sifted leaf litter, 18 times Hojarasca, 2 times ex sifted leaf litter on ground, 2 times at bait, 1 times ex sifted litter from forest floor, 1 times wet forest litter, 1 times wet for. leaf litter, 1 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times on orchids.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 15 times Winkler, 18 times Mini Winkler, 5 times maxiWinkler, 8 times miniWinkler, 2 times baiting, 2 times Berlese.

Elevations: collected from 830 - 1560 meters, 1187 meters average

Type specimens: Paratype Adelomyrmex laevigatus: usnment00754761; paratype Adelomyrmex laevigatus: inbiocri001280524; paratype laevigatus: inbiocri001279862, inbiocri001279863, inbiocri001279864, inbiocri001279865, inbiocri001279866, inbiocri001279867, inbiocri001279868, inbiocri001279869, inbiocri001279870, inbiocri001280527, inbiocri001280647, inbiocri001281306, inbiocri001281307, inbiocri001281402; paratype of Adelomyrmex laevigatus: inbiocri001279890



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