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Species: Megalomyrmex drifti   Kempf, 1961 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Megalomyrmex drifti Kempf, 1961b PDF: 504, figs. 9-11 (w.q.) SURINAM. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history


Neotropical Region: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

Distribution Notes:

Widespread in Neotropics from Brazil to Mexico. Costa Rica: throughout the country in the lowlands.


Natural History:

This species is known largely from samples of soil and leaf litter from the ground. I have collected workers and queens from Winkler and/or Berlese samples from Hitoy Cerere, La Selva, Rara Avis, Santa Rosa (Bosque humedo), Manuel Antonio, Osa Peninsula.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55

drifti KempfHNS 1961.

Alto Paraná, Amambay, Central, Concepción (ALWC, BMNH, MHNG).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 51 times found in tropical rainforest, 28 times found in mature wet forest, 24 times found in tropical wet forest, 27 times found in tropical moist forest, 17 times found in montane wet forest, 8 times found in lowland wet forest, 6 times found in 2º tropical rainforest, 5 times found in mesophyll forest, 5 times found in 2º wet forest, 2 times found in disturbed tropical wet forest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 118 times MiniWinkler, 58 times MaxiWinkler, 12 times Winkler, 6 times Mini Winkler, 3 times Berlese, 2 times search, 1 times litter sample

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1520 meters, 401 meters average

Type specimens:

(-1 examples)

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