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Species: Anochetus diegensis   Forel, 1912 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Anochetus diegensis Forel, 1912d PDF: 29 (w.) COLOMBIA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Anochetus bierigi: Brown, 1964d PDF}: 215.
See also: Brown, 1978c}: 614.

Distribution:


Neotropical Region: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Venezuela

Distribution Notes:

Costa Rica to hylean South America. Costa Rica: southwestern lowlands.

Biology:

Natural History:

Anochetus are presumably predators, using their snapping mandibles much like their larger relatives, Odontomachus. However, there are few direct observations.

A. diegensis is known from one collection in Costa Rica: Puntarenas: 19km S Ciudad Neily, 8¡29'N, 82¡58'W, 20m (J. Longino). Patch of lowland primary rain forest with trees being felled. Ex sifted leaf litter from forest floor.

References:

Brown, W. L., Jr. 1978. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section B. Genus Anochetus and bibliography. Studia Entomol. 20:549-652.

Forel, A. 1912. Formicides neotropiques. Part I. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 56:28-49.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in Rainforest, 1 times found in 2nd growth veg., stream edge, 1 times found in dry forest, 1 times found in lowland wet forest, 1 times found in riparian dry forest, 1 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in Fila El Viento, Bosque Seco, 1 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in tropical dry forests.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 0 times Ground strays, 2 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times Ticoporo Forest Reserve. Dense second growth with few larger trees. Ex sifted le, 1 times Tayrona National Park. Dry forest. Ex sifted leaf litter. 2.5 mesh sacks hung in, 1 times ex sifted litter, 1 times Small forest patch at side of road. Ex sifted leaf litter. 3 mesh sacks hung in, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times Narrow strip of riparian forest, surrounded by steep pastures. Ex sifted leaf li, 1 times Ex hojarasca, 0 times Berlesate, leaf mould.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times Winkler.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 1050 meters, 302 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Anochetus bierigi: casent0915155; syntype of Anochetus diegensis: casent0907418



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