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Species: Pyramica cassicuspis   Bolton, 2000 

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Strumigenys cassicuspis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Pyramica cassicuspis Bolton, 2000: 216, fig. 147 (w.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Distribution Notes:

Costa Rica: Atlantic lowlands, Cordillera de Talamanca, Cordillera de Tilaran, and Cordillera de Guanacaste.

Biology:

Original Description:

Pyramica cassicuspis Bolton 2000:216, fig. 147. Holotype worker: Costa Rica, Prov. Alajuela, Rio Penas Blancas, 10 degrees 19'N, 84 degrees 43'W, 800m, 26-28.iv.1987, #1579-s (J. Longino) [INBIO]. Paratype workers: same data as holotype; Costa Rica, Prov. Heredia, Est. Biol. La Selva, 10 degrees 26'N, 84 degrees 00'W, 50m, 14.x.1991, #3078-s (J. Longino) [BMNH, MCZ, LACM].

Natural History:

Members of the genus are all predaceous, with a static pressure mode of attack (Bolton 1999).

This species occurs in wet forest habitats, in leaf litter on the forest floor. It is known from relatively few collections.

References:

Bolton, B. 1999. Ant genera of the tribe Dacetonini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Nat. Hist. 33:1639-1689.

Bolton, B. 2000. The ant tribe Dacetini, with a revision of the Strumigenys species of the Malagasy Region by Brian L. Fisher, and a revision of the Austral epopostrumiform genera by Steven O. Shattuck. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 65:1-1028.



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