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Species: Bariamyrma hispidula   Lattke, 1990 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Bariamyrma hispidula Lattke, 1990a PDF: 174, figs. 1-4 (q.) VENEZUELA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype queen. Type-locality: Venezuela: Amazonas, Cerro de la Neblina Basecamp, 0°50’N, 66°10’W, 140 m., 21- 28.ii.1985, flight intercept pan trap, rainforest (P.J. Spangler). Type-depository: MIZA. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 80; Wild, 2007b PDF: 31.
// Distribution


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

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay, Venezuela, Costa Rica. Paraguay: Central.


This species is currently known from a handful of alate queens, from Paraguay, Venezuela, and Costa Rica. The type specimen was from a lowland rainforest site in southern Venezuela, from a pan trap. Alex Wild collected a queen in Paraguay, from a shaded lawn of a university campus. Two queens were collected as part of Project ALAS in Costa Rica in 2004. One was from a pan trap at La Selva Biological Station, a lowland rainforest site, and the other was from a Malaise trap at the "Cantarrana" site on the Volcan Barva transect, just upslope from La Selva at 300m. One queen was collected by Frank Parker at a 500m site near Lake Arenal.

This is the only species in the genus, and so far the known specimens, even though widely distributed, look identical. The holotype is imaged in Lattke's original publication, Alex Wild has an image of a live specimen on, and there are images on here on AntWeb.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Bariamyrma gen. n.  Lattke, J., 1990, A new genus of myrmicine ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Venezuela., Entomologica Scandinavica 21, pp. 173-178: 173-174, (download) 173-174 5429
Bariamyrma hispidula sp. n.  Lattke, J., 1990, A new genus of myrmicine ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Venezuela., Entomologica Scandinavica 21, pp. 173-178: 174-177, (download) 174-177 5429 GoogleMaps
Bariamyrma hispidula   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 31, (download) 31 21367

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in Shaded lawn, 1 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times National University Campus, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times flight intercept trap.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Malaise, 1 times flight intercept trap.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 550 meters, 295 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1992-06-21 and 2004-04-07

Type specimens:

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