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Species: Solenopsis altinodis   Forel, 1912 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Solenopsis altinodis Forel, 1912h PDF: 10 (w.) VENEZUELA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guyana, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

Distribution Notes:

Guyana, Venezuela (type locality), Colombia, Costa Rica. Costa Rica: southern Pacific lowlands.

Biology:

Longino notes: I have collected S. altinodis in Guyana and southern Costa Rica. All have been lowland rainforest sites. Most workers were collected as foragers on low vegetation, often at extrafloral nectaries. I found foragers during the day and at night. In Corcovado National Park I encountered an aggregation of about 20 workers inside the corolla of a Psiguria (Cucurbitaceae) flower. It is uncommon in Winkler samples, further suggesting it is an arboreal species.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in secondgrowth rainforest, 2 times found in mature wet forest, nearby second growth vegetation, 2 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in rainforest clearing, 1 times found in rainforest edge, 1 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in mature wet forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times general collecting, 1 times nocturnal foragers, 2 times ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times at bait, 1 times Pitfall trap (24 hrs), 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times on Calathea lutea.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times search, 2 times Winkler, 1 times bait, 1 times beating vegetation, 1 times sifted insect bait.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 600 meters, 107 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1980-01-06 and 2020-01-26

Type specimens: Lectotype of Solenopsis altinodis: casent0908808



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