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Species: Acropyga fuhrmanni   (Forel, 1914) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Rhizomyrma fuhrmanni Forel, 1914e: 12 (w.q.) COLOMBIA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Weber, 1944b PDF: 97 (m.l.).
Combination in Acropyga (Rhizomyrma): Emery, 1925d PDF: 29.
Senior synonym of Acropyga berwicki: LaPolla, 2004 PDF: 42.


Neotropical Region: Alajuela, Atlántida, Bolivia, Brazil, Chiapas, Colombia, Comayagua, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Gracias a Dios, Guatemala, Guyana, Heredia, Honduras, Izabal, Jinotega, Matagalpa, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Petén, Región Autónoma del Atlántico Norte, Santiago de Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago

Distribution Notes:

This species has a very wide range from Central America (recorded as far north as Costa Rica) south throughout tropical South America. Costa Rica: Atlantic slope from sea level to 800m.


Natural History:

This species inhabits wet forest habitats. It is most often encountered by looking under stones or by sifting leaf litter from the forest floor (Winkler samples). An alate queen was collected at La Selva Biological Station on 2 November 1994.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 132 times found in mature wet forest, 68 times found in tropical rainforest, 41 times found in montane wet forest, 34 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, 38 times found in tropical wet forest, 8 times found in wet forest, 5 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 8 times found in tropical moist forest, 1 times found in Puesto18,135G. 10m., 2 times found in 2nd growth forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 326 times ex sifted leaf litter, 15 times Hojarasca, 5 times under stone, 2 times in clay bank, 3 times nest, 1 times nesting in clay bank, 1 times nest in clay soil, 1 times litter/soil, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times sifted litter, 1 times Primary forest. Ex sifted leaf litter. Short connecting trail between La Selva's, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 272 times MiniWinkler, 44 times MaxiWinkler, 15 times search, 14 times Winkler, 11 times Berlese, 14 times Mini Winkler, 1 times Search & Berles, 1 times Baiting, 1 times FIT, 1 times Fogging, 1 times litter sample, ...

Elevations: collected from 50 - 1230 meters, 499 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Acropyga fuhrmanni: casent0909901

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