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Species: Crematogaster opaca   Mayr, 1870 

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See Also:

Crematogaster opaca_cf, Crematogaster opaca cedrosensis, Crematogaster opaca coarctata, Crematogaster opaca dentinoda, Crematogaster opaca dentinodis, Crematogaster opaca depilis, Crematogaster opaca mormonum, Crematogaster opaca punctulata, Crematogaster opaca texana

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

1 subspecies

Crematogaster opaca Mayr, 1870b PDF: 992 (w.) MEXICO. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Crematogaster (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922c PDF: 141; in Crematogaster (Crematogaster): Bolton, 1995b: 166.
Revived status as species: Wheeler, 1919h PDF: 111; Wheeler, 1934f PDF: 139.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Crematogaster opaca cedrosensis.

Distribution:


Nearctic Region: Arizona
Neotropical Region: Chiapas, Comayagua, Hidalgo, Honduras, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Olancho

Distribution Notes:

Arizona (USA) [Hunt, J.H., Snelling, R.R. (1975), A Checklist of the Ants of Arizona. Arizona Academy of Science, 10: 20-23.]; Mexico; Honduras.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 10 times found in agricultural zone, 2 times found in cloud forest, 2 times found in cloud forest clearing, 4 times found in xerophyl scrub, 1 times found in second growth mesophyl forest, 3 times found in mesophil forest, 1 times found in oak forest, 1 times found in pine/Liquidambar, 1 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, 0 times found in Acacia brushland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times on Liquidambar branchfall, 4 times beating vegetation, 1 times nest under loose bark dead wood, 1 times nest in dead wood, 1 times column on tree trunk at night, 3 times at bait, 1 times on building, 1 times in dead stick, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times yellow pan trap, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times search, 14 times pitfall, 4 times Beating, 3 times Baiting, 1 times yellow pan trap, 1 times In Quercus rugulosa, 1 times Malaise, 1 times MiniWinkler, 1 times under rock.

Elevations: collected from 1130 - 2080 meters, 1750 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Crematogaster opaca: casent0902152, casent0919705; syntype opaca: jtl056025



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