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Species: Gnamptogenys mecotyle   Brown, 1958 


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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Gnamptogenys mecotyle Brown, 1958g PDF: 318, fig. 42 (w.) BOLIVIA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Lattke, 1995 PDF: 175.

Distribution:


Neotropical Region: Alajuela, Alta Verapaz, Antioquia, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guanacaste, Guatemala, Heredia, Izabal, Jinotega, Limón, Matagalpa, Napo, Nicaragua, Puntarenas

Distribution Notes:

Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama (Brown 1958, Lattke 1995). Costa Rica: potentially throughout.

References:

Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 118:175-362.

Lattke, J. E. 1995. Revision of the ant genus Gnamptogenys in the New World (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 4:137-193.

Page author:

John T. Longino, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 98505USA.longinoj@evergreen.edu

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 16 times found in mature wet forest, 8 times found in montane wet forest, 3 times found in LOC, 1 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, 3 times found in lowland rainforest, 2 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in tropical rainforest, with big trees, probably primary, 2 times found in tropical rainforest, with some big trees, probably a mix of primary and secondary forest, 2 times found in tropical wet forest, 2 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 31 times ex sifted leaf litter, 7 times Hojarasca, 2 times rotten wood, 2 times sifted litter, 1 times Wet forest. Nest in dead wood., 1 times Wet forest. Ex sifted leaf litter., 1 times wet forest litter, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times on leaf, 1 times Hojarasca..

Collected most commonly using these methods: 22 times miniWinkler, 13 times Winkler, 5 times maxiWinkler, 3 times hand collecting, 3 times Mini Winkler, 1 times Berlese, 1 times Malaise, 1 times search.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 1200 meters, 428 meters average

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