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Species: Rogeria leptonana   Kugler, 1994 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Rogeria leptonana Kugler, 1994 PDF: 58, figs. 66-70 (w.q.m.) PANAMA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL


Neotropical Region: Americas, Caribbean, Cartago, Central America, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guanacaste, Guatemala, Haiti, Heredia, Honduras, Limón, Mexico, Panama, Puntarenas, San José, South America

Distribution Notes:

Mexico to Colombia, Dominican Republic; sea level to 1750m. Costa Rica: Central Valley and Pacific lowlands.


The species is known from rainforest to strongly seasonal dry forest, in forest litter. Specimens collected by Eberhard and Brown from Cerro Pico Blanco, near San Jose, Costa Rica, were under large rocks in a pasture.


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 27 times found in montane wet forest, 14 times found in rainforest, 12 times found in tropical rainforest, 9 times found in mature wet forest, 7 times found in riparian forest, cloud forest along stream, near dairy farm pasture, 2nd growth or disturbed primary, 2 times found in cloud forest, 5 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, isolated peak with oak trees, 2 times found in cloud forest at bottom of steep slope, bordering rocky river, old 2nd growth veg., 4 times found in cloud forest, primary, near ridgetop, 2 times found in mature rainforest, edge of forest near pasture and agricultural land, steep rocky terrain, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 64 times ex sifted leaf litter, 17 times Hojarasca, 2 times Wet forest. Ex sifted leaf litter., 2 times Hojarasca, en el sendero, 2 times Hojarasca, a lo largo del sendero, 1 times Camino toma de agua, 1 times Alrrededor de M/16, 1 times in litter and soil, 1 times Hojarasca, second growth forest, level, 1 times Hojarasca, mature forest, level, 1 times Hojarasca, en el sendero en frente de M/06, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 53 times miniWinkler, 25 times Mini Winkler, 4 times search, 6 times maxiWinkler, 6 times Winkler, 2 times Berlese.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1580 meters, 864 meters average

Type specimens:

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