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Species: Rogeria foreli   Emery, 1894 

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Rogeria foreli gaigei

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Rogeria foreli Emery, 1894d PDF: 191 (w.) ANTILLES. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Previously referred to as Tetramorium foreli Emery by Forel, 1893j PDF: 383. Nomen nudum.].
Kugler, 1994 PDF: 71 (q.).
Senior synonym of Rogeria gaigei, Rogeria huachucana: Kugler, 1994 PDF: 71.


Disjunct distribution in northern South America, Panama, and Costa Rica; Caribbean islands; southwestern United States. Costa Rica: Atlantic lowlands.


Kugler, C. 1994. Revision of the ant genus Rogeria (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with descriptions of the sting apparatus. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 3:17-89.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: LaPolla, J. S. & Sosa-Calvo, J., 2006, Review of the ant genus Rogeria (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Guyana., Zootaxa 1330, pp. 59-68

R. foreliHNS (figs. 4 & 15):

this species has a disjunct distribution: the southwestern United States, Costa Rica, Panama, northern South America, and the Caribbean. There are no known localities in Guyana, but it is widespread in the northern Neotropics.

Specimens have been collected from Berlese samples of leaf litter and rotten wood. In southeastern Arizona, specimens have been found under stones in oak-juniper woodland.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in wet forest canopy, 2 times found in littoral scrub, 3 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in cacao plantation, 3 times found in mature wet forest, 3 times found in wet trop. forest, 4 times found in forest, 2 times found in lowland deciduous forest, 1 times found in deciduous forest, 2 times found in dry forest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 22 times Winkler, 10 times Berlese, 9 times Fogging, 3 times maxiWinkler, 4 times miniWinkler, 3 times search, 1 times Malaise

Elevations: collected from 15 - 1500 meters, 290 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Rogeria foreli: casent0904779; syntype of Rogeria foreli gaigei: casent0909070

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