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Species: Pyramica rogata   Bolton, 2000 

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Strumigenys rogata

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Pyramica rogata Bolton, 2000: 175, figs. 129, 176, 177 (w.) MEXICO. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Distribution Notes:

Full Range: Mexico, Costa Rica.

Costa Rican Range: known from one collection from Wilson Botanical Garden near San Vito.

Biology:

Original Description:

Pyramica rogata Bolton 2000:175, fig. 129, 176, 177. Holotype worker: Mexico, Chiapas, 3.9mi S. Pueblo Nuevo, Solistahuacan, 5400ft, 28.viii.1973, (A. Newton) [MCZ]. Paratype worker: same data as holotype [BMNH].

Natural History:

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

This species is known from montane sites in southern Mexico and southern Costa Rica. Collections have been from forest floor leaf litter. The type specimens were from pine-oak-Liquidambar forest in southern Mexico, and specimens occurred in several litter samples taken by Bob Anderson on the slopes of Volcan Tacana, also in southern Mexico. Bolton (2000) also reports specimens collected by Wagner and Kethley in the southern mountains of Costa Rica, at Wilson Botanical Garden (Finca La Cruces).

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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