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Species: Adelomyrmex laevigatus   Mackay, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Adelomyrmex laevigatus Mackay, 2003 PDF: 600, figs. 4-7 (w.) PANAMA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

See also: Fernández, 2003b PDF: 19.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Costa Rica, Panama, Peru
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Costa Rica, Panama (type locality) (Fernandez and MacKay 2003, Fernandez 2003). Costa Rica: montane wet forests to cloud forest, Cordilleras of Guanacaste, Tilaran, Talamanca. In Monteverde area, in moist forest of community area and in wet forest around Casa Eladio, at 800m in the Penas Blancas Valley. Also known from Cerro Cacao, and Fila Cruces near San Vito.


Natural History:

Inhabits forest floor litter. Known only from Winkler and Berlese samples.


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 laevigatus   Fernández, F., 2003, Revision of the myrmicine ants of the Adelomyrmex genus-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 361, pp. 1-52: 19-20, (download) 19-20 20236

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 19 times found in montane wet forest, 14 times found in mature rainforest, edge of forest near pasture and agricultural land, steep rocky terrain, 5 times found in moist forest, 10 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, isolated peak with oak trees, 8 times found in wet forest, 8 times found in cloud forest, primary, near ridgetop, 2 times found in cloud forest at bottom of steep slope, bordering rocky river, old 2nd growth veg., 2 times found in cloud forest, 3 times found in cloud forest, primary, along steep ridge near peak, 1 times found in Tall evergreen forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 52 times ex sifted leaf litter, 18 times Hojarasca, 2 times ex sifted leaf litter on ground, 2 times at bait, 1 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times on orchids, 1 times leaf litter, 1 times ex sifted litter from forest floor, 1 times ex sifted litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 32 times miniWinkler, 16 times Winkler, 18 times Mini Winkler, 8 times maxiWinkler, 2 times Berlese, 2 times baiting, 1 times Malaise.

Elevations: collected from 90 - 1482 meters, 1047 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1956-09-28 and 2015-07-10

Type specimens: Paratype Adelomyrmex laevigatus: usnment00754761; paratype Adelomyrmex laevigatus: inbiocri001280524; Paratype Adelomyrmex laevigatus Mackay: casent0648119; paratype laevigatus: inbiocri001279862, inbiocri001279863, inbiocri001279864, inbiocri001279865, inbiocri001279866, inbiocri001279867, inbiocri001279868, inbiocri001279869, inbiocri001279870, inbiocri001280527, inbiocri001280647, inbiocri001281306, inbiocri001281307, inbiocri001281402; paratype of Adelomyrmex laevigatus: inbiocri001279890

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