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Species: Adelomyrmex tristani   (Menozzi, 1931) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Apsychomyrmex tristani Menozzi, 1931b PDF: 269, fig. 6 (w.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Adelomyrmex: Kempf, 1972b PDF: 18.


Mexico to Colombia (type locality Costa Rica) (Fernandez 2003). Costa Rica: montane forests throughout country, becoming less common at lower elevations. Very common in Monteverde cloudforest; rare at La Selva. Material I have seen from Mexico is from cloud forest above 1800m.


Natural History:

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


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

Menozzi, C. 1931. Contribuzione alla conoscenza del "microgenton" di Costa Rica. III. Hymenoptera - Formicidae. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 25:259-274.

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 tristani   Fernández, F., 2003, Revision of the myrmicine ants of the Adelomyrmex genus-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 361, pp. 1-52: 30-33, (download) 30-33 20236 GoogleMaps

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 277 times found in cloud forest, 92 times found in montane wet forest, 64 times found in 2º mesophil forest, 38 times found in hardwood forest, 27 times found in mesophil forest, 20 times found in mature wet forest, 7 times found in moist forest, 7 times found in oak forest, 9 times found in cloud forest at night, 2 times found in mixed hardwood forest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 320 times MiniWinkler, 94 times Winkler, 73 times Mini Winkler, 36 times Berlese, 38 times MaxiWinkler, 13 times Berlese/Winkler, 14 times Baiting, 9 times Night MiniWinkler, 6 times Maxi Winkler, 3 times search, 1 times litter, ...

Elevations: collected from 50 - 2750 meters, 1609 meters average

Type specimens: holotype Adelomyrmex brevispinosus: inbiocri001279889; paratype Adelomyrmex brevispinosus: inbiocri001281347; paratype brevispinosus: lacm ent 144557, lacm ent 144558, lacm ent 144559, lacm ent 144560, lacm ent 144562, lacm ent 144563, lacm ent 144564, lacm ent 144565, lacm ent 144566, lacm ent 144567, inbiocri001279885, inbiocri001279886, inbiocri001279887, inbiocri001279888, inbiocri001281275, inbiocri001281348, inbiocri001281349; paratype of Adelomyrmex brevispinosus: casent0901018; syntype of Apsychomyrmex tristani: casent0913951

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