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Species: Crematogaster opaca   Mayr, 1870 


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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

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, Hidalgo, North America, Puebla, United States
Neotropical Region: Americas, Central America, Chiapas, Comayagua, Honduras, Jalisco, Mexico, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Olancho, Veracruz

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, 4 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 lowland rainforest, 1 times found in oak forest, 1 times found in pine/Liquidambar, 1 times found in vegetated karst pinnacle, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times on Liquidambar branchfall, 6 times ex sifted leaf litter, 5 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 yellow pan trap, 1 times Malaise trap, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times search, 14 times pitfall, 5 times Beating, 3 times Winkler, 3 times Baiting, 2 times miniWinkler, 1 times under rock, 1 times yellow pan trap, 1 times In Quercus rugulosa, 1 times Malaise, 1 times maxiWinkler, ...

Elevations: collected from 370 - 2320 meters, 1747 meters average

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



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