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Species: Anochetus diegensis   Forel, 1912 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2014)

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

Taxonomic history

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

Distribution:

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 riparian dry forest, 1 times found in dry forest, 1 times found in lowland wet forest, 1 times found in tropical dry forests, 1 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in Fila El Viento, Bosque Seco, 1 times found in lowland rainforest

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 6 times Winkler

Elevations: collected from 20 - 1050 meters, 328 meters average

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

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