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Species: Pyramica crementa   Bolton, 2000 

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Strumigenys crementa

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Pyramica crementa Bolton, 2000: 182 (w.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Distribution Notes:

Full Range: Costa Rica, Panama.

Costa Rican Range: Cordillera de Tilaran, Cordillera de Guanacaste, Atlantic lowlands.

Biology:

Original Description:

Pyramica crementa Bolton 2000:182. Holotype worker: Costa Rica, Prov. Alajuela, Cordillera de Tilaran, Res. For. de San Ramon, ca 750m, iii.1990 (P. M. Hammond) [BMNH]. Paratype worker: same data as holotype [MCZ].

Natural History:

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

This species is only known from a handful of specimens, all from litter samples from rainforest floor. The types are from the San Ramon forest reserve in the Cordillera de Tilaran. I collected a worker at La Selva Biological Station. Bob Anderson collected a worker at Pitilla in the Cordillera de Guanacaste. David Olson collected a worker in Cerro Pata de Macho, Chiriqui Province, Panama.

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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