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Species: Acropyga fuhrmanni   (Forel, 1914) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Rhizomyrma fuhrmanni Forel, 1914e PDF: 12 (w.q.) COLOMBIA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype worker (by designation of LaPolla, 2004a PDF: 42). Primary type locality: lectotype Colombia: Antioquia, border of Cauca Dept., Puerto de los Pobres (ca. 720 m.) (Fuhrmann). Primary type depository: MHNG. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 2 paralectotype workers, 1 paralectotype queen. Secondary type locality: same as for lectotype. Secondary type depository: MHNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: LaPolla, 2004a PDF: 42.
Weber, 1944b PDF: 97 (m.l.)
Senior synonym of Acropyga berwicki: LaPolla, 2004a PDF: 42
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

This species has a very wide range from Central America (recorded as far north as Costa Rica) south throughout tropical South America. Costa Rica: Atlantic slope from sea level to 800m.


Natural History:

This species inhabits wet forest habitats. It is most often encountered by looking under stones or by sifting leaf litter from the forest floor (Winkler samples). An alate queen was collected at La Selva Biological Station on 2 November 1994.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 135 times found in mature wet forest, 68 times found in tropical rainforest, 54 times found in 2ndary liquidambar forest, 42 times found in montane wet forest, 34 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, 38 times found in tropical wet forest, 11 times found in lowland rainforest, 9 times found in wet forest, 5 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 8 times found in tropical moist forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 400 times ex sifted leaf litter, 16 times hojarasca, 7 times under stone, 2 times in clay bank, 3 times nest, 1 times nesting in clay bank, 1 times nest in clay soil, 1 times litter/soil, 1 times detras de tronco, 1 times Berlese of soil, 1 times at bait, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 334 times MiniWinkler, 48 times MaxiWinkler, 21 times Winkler, 17 times search, 11 times Berlese, 14 times Mini Winkler, 1 times Search & Berles, 1 times Baiting, 1 times FIT, 1 times Fogging, 1 times litter sample, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1230 meters, 562 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1983-12-24 00:00:00.0 and 2020-02-16 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Lectotype of Acropyga fuhrmanni: casent0909901

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