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Species: Neoponera villosa   (Fabricius, 1804) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Formica villosa Fabricius, 1804 PDF: 409 (w.) CENTRAL AMERICA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Pachycondyla: Mayr, 1862 PDF: 720; in Neoponera: Emery, 1901b PDF: 43; in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 311.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 12 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 7 times found in tropical wet forest, 4 times found in wet forest, 6 times found in lawn area with some Prosopsis, 5 times found in Tropical hardwood forest, 3 times found in Cerrado, 4 times found in tropical moist forest, 3 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in mesic woodland, 3 times found in tropical rainforest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 14 times beating vegetation, 8 times Malaise trap, 7 times at bait, 3 times strays, 1 times Sobre Vegetacion, 1 times nest in dead wood, 2 times foragers, 2 times Base of cacao tree, 1 times tree trunk at night, 2 times on tree trunk, 1 times ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 14 times Beating, 13 times search, 10 times Malaise, 7 times Baiting, 6 times direct collection, 6 times general collecting, 4 times hand collecting, 2 times Pitfall, 1 times Sweeping, 3 times Malaise trap, 0 times Arboreal pitfall, ...

Elevations: collected from 2 - 1150 meters, 307 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Ponera pedunculata: casent0902513; syntype of Ponera pilosa: casent0902511; type of Ponera bicolor: focol0680



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