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Species: Octostruma rugifera   (Mayr, 1887) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Rhopalothrix rugifer Mayr, 1887 PDF: 579 (w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Octostruma: Brown, 1949f PDF}: 92.
Senior synonym of Octostruma truncata: Brown & Kempf, 1960 PDF}: 199.
See also: Longino, 2013 PDF: 49.


Southern Brazil, Paraguay, Colombia, Venezuela. Paraguay: Alto Paraná, Canindeyú, Itapúa


Face crossed by a clearly defined arcuate carina; anterior portion of face concave, differentiated from posterior portion, delimited by frontal carinae and facial arc; antennal scrobe deep and conspicuous with distinct posterior and ventral margins; face anterior to facial arc uniformly densely punctate; posterior margin of vertex lacking erect setae; facial arc joins dorsal margin of scrobe posterior to eye; eye composed of > 5 ommatidia.

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On 2013-08-14 13:55:32 jack longino modified Identification
On 2013-08-14 13:53:13 jack longino modified Distribution

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Wild, A. L., 2007:
Alto Paraná , Canindeyú , Itapúa (ALWC, BMNH, MHNG).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in forest, 1 times found in montane rainforest

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 3 times Winkler, 1 times berlese

Elevations: collected from 300 - 1500 meters, 970 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Rhopalothrix truncata: casent0909344

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