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Species: Adelomyrmex silvestrii   (Menozzi, 1931) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Apsychomyrmex silvestrii Menozzi, 1931b PDF: 270, fig.6 (w.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Adelomyrmex: Kempf, 1972b PDF: 18.
See also: Fernández, 2003B PDF: 28.


Neotropical Region: Alajuela, Alta Verapaz, Atlántida, Baja Verapaz, Belize, Cartago, Chiapas, Chiriquí, Chontales, Comayagua, Costa Rica, Francisco Morazán, Gracias a Dios, Guanacaste, Guatemala, Heredia, Honduras, Izabal, Jinotega, Lempira, Limón, Matagalpa, Nicaragua, Nueva Segovia, Oaxaca, Ocotepeque, Ocotopeque, Olancho, Panama, Petén, Puntarenas, Quiche, Región Autónoma del Atlántico Norte, San José, Santa Rosa, Suchitepéquez, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Zacapa

Distribution Notes:

Mexico to Costa Rica (type locality) (Fernandez 2003). Costa Rica: widespread in wet to moist forests throughout country, from lowland rainforests of La Selva and Corcovado to montane cloudforest of Monteverde.


Natural History:

Inhabits forest floor litter. Known from Winkler and Berlese samples.


Fern‡ndez C., F. 2003. Revision of the myrmicine ants of the Adelomyrmex genus-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 361: 1Ð52.

Menozzi, C. 1931. Contribuzione alla conoscenza del "microgenton" di Costa Rica. III. Hymenoptera - Formicidae. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 25:259-274.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Adelomyrmex   Fernández, F., 2003, Revision of the myrmicine ants of the Adelomyrmex genus-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 361, pp. 1-52: 5-6, (download) 5-6 20236
Adelomyrmex silvestrii   Fernández, F., 2003, Revision of the myrmicine ants of the Adelomyrmex genus-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 361, pp. 1-52: 28-29, (download) 28-29 20236 GoogleMaps

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 192 times found in cloud forest, 124 times found in mature wet forest, 89 times found in tropical rainforest, 85 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, 86 times found in tropical moist forest, 70 times found in mesophil forest, 47 times found in 2º lowland tropical rainforest, 42 times found in montane wet forest, 40 times found in tropical wet forest, 33 times found in mesophyll forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1014 times ex sifted leaf litter, 11 times forest litter, 9 times hojarasca, 6 times ex sifted litter, 4 times leaf litter, 3 times Wet forest. Ex sifted leaf litter., 3 times trampa pitfall, 3 times sifted litter, 1 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter and rotten wood, 3 times at bait, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 767 times MiniWinkler, 173 times MaxiWinkler, 73 times Winkler, 36 times Berlese, 6 times Night MiniWinkler, 2 times Berlese/Winkler, 3 times pitfall, 3 times Baiting, 3 times leaf litter, 3 times Maxi Winkler, 3 times Mini Winkler, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 2396 meters, 804 meters average

Type specimens:

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