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Species: Adelomyrmex longinoi   Fernández, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Adelomyrmex longinoi Fernández, 2003B PDF: 21 (w.q.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL


Neotropical Region: Costa Rica, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua

Distribution Notes:

Costa Rica (type locality), Mexico (Fernandez and MacKay 2003, Fernandez 2003). Costa Rica: rainforests of Atlantic and southern Pacific lowlands, below 500m elevation.


Natural History:

Inhabits forest floor litter. Known only from Winkler samples.


Fernandez (2003) lists among the paratypes of this species a collection of mine, JTL2339-s, a Winkler sample from Estacion Cacao at 1500m. My records of material from this collection include only Adelomyrmex laevigatus and tristani. This may be an error in the publication. All other records suggest A. longinoi is a lowland species, and it would be unlikely to find it at the 1500m Cacao site.


Fern‡ndez C., F. 2003. Revision of the myrmicine ants of the Adelomyrmex genus-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 361: 1Ð52.

Fern‡ndez C., F., MacKay, W.P. 2003. The myrmicine ants of the Adelomyrmex laevigatus species complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 41:593Ð604.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Adelomyrmex   Fernández, F., 2003, Revision of the myrmicine ants of the Adelomyrmex genus-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 361, pp. 1-52: 5-6, (download) 5-6 20236
Adelomyrmex longinoi NEW SPECIES  Fernández, F., 2003, Revision of the myrmicine ants of the Adelomyrmex genus-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 361, pp. 1-52: 21-22, (download) 21-22 20236 GoogleMaps

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 22 times found in mature wet forest, 16 times found in tropical rainforest, 12 times found in tropical wet forest, 2 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, 1 times found in CES, 4 times found in montane wet forest, 4 times found in 2º tropical rainforest, 2 times found in wet forest, 3 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 1 times found in lowland rainforest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 51 times miniWinkler, 9 times winkler, 12 times MaxiWinkler, 3 times Mini Winkler, 2 times Berlesse (Guaba), 2 times search, 1 times Berlese, 1 times flight intercept trap

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1120 meters, 334 meters average

Type specimens: holotype Adelomyrmex longinoi: inbiocri002720661; paratype Adelomyrmex longinoi: inbiocri002720662; paratype longinoi: inbiocri001279878, inbiocri001279880, inbiocri001281613, inbiocri002719863, inbiocri002720659, inbiocri002720660, inbiocri002720663; paratype of Adelomyrmex longinoi: inbiocri001281612

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