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Species: Neoponera apicalis   (Latreille, 1802) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Formica apicalis Latreille, 1802a: 204, pl. 7, fig. 42 (w.) SOUTH AMERICA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Pachycondyla latreillei: Brown, 1957e PDF: 230; of Pachycondyla latocciput: Wild, 2005 PDF: 5.
See also: MacKay & MacKay, 2010 PDF: 204.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 29 times found in tropical wet forest, 27 times found in tropical rainforest, 20 times found in montane wet forest, 20 times found in tropical moist forest, 16 times found in mesophil forest, 14 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 14 times found in 2º wet forest, 9 times found in mature wet forest, 9 times found in lowland rainforest, 7 times found in wet forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 148 times at bait, 7 times ex sifted leaf litter, 6 times pan trap, 1 times night collecting; jnc. LOC-SAT, border between 2nd growth and primary forest; a, 3 times Malaise trap, 4 times strays, 1 times nest in dead wood, 3 times leaf litter, 3 times ground forager(s), 3 times on ground, 2 times mercury vapor lamp, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 147 times Baiting, 14 times Search, 11 times pan trap, 10 times Flight Intercept Trap, 5 times hand collecting, 5 times pitfall, 5 times MiniWinkler, 3 times Epigaeic pitfall, 3 times Malaise, 4 times Beating, 3 times direct collection, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1600 meters, 430 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Neoponera latreillei: casent0907237; paralectotype of Neoponera obscuricornis latocciput: casent0907238; syntype of Pachycondyla latocciput: casent0009294

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