Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)
Distribution: Geographic regions
(According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists): Americas: Argentina
, Paraguay Biogeographic regions
(According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists): Neotropical
Argentina, Paraguay (Itapúa).
This is a highly distinctive species that has abundant uniform ground pilosity of broadly spatulate appressed setae, but no specialized setae projecting above it. The ground pilosity uniformly covers the clypeus, face, promesonotum, and first gastral tergite. The posterior face of the propodeum has a longitudinal subrectangular lamella instead of an acute propodeal spine. It is one of the smallest known species, with HW < 0.5.
Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)
Specimen Habitat Summary
Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in Semideciduous seasonal forest.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times solo/werapilheira.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times Hypogaeic winkler, 1 times 30 x 30 cm winkler (litter + 2 cm of soil), 1 times Winkler (litter only, no soil), 1 times Winlker (no litter, only soil), 1 times Aerial Malaise (0.8-1.3 m), 0 times Manual sampling, 1 times Winkler.
Elevations: collected from 73 - 725 meters, 332 meters average
Type specimens: syntype of Eurhopalothrix bruchi: casent0912536; type of Rhopalothrix bruchi: focol2180
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