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Species: Mayaponera constricta   (Mayr, 1884) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Ponera constricta Mayr, 1884 PDF: 31 (w.) FRENCH GUIANA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Mesoponera: Kempf, 1972b PDF: 141.
Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, 1995a: 304.
Senior synonym of Mayaponera josephi: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 39.
See also: MacKay & MacKay, 2010 PDF: 269.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):


A nest collection of Mayaponera constricta from the Canal Zone of Panama had two dealate gynes (B. Boudinot coll.), suggesting that Mayaponera may be polygynous.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 82 times found in mature wet forest, 66 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 38 times found in lowland rainforest, 32 times found in tropical rainforest, 20 times found in wet forest, 2 times found in LOC, 10 times found in tropical wet forest, 8 times found in Cerca de los Laboratorios, 7 times found in Tropical rain forest, seasonally flooded reddish brown clay, 7 times found in rainforest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 156 times Ex sifted leaf litter, 70 times at bait, 15 times Hojarasca, 16 times Malaise trap, 13 times Sura, 10 times SCH, 8 times Claro, 8 times STR, 2 times ex rotten log, 1 times nest in rotten stick in litter, 3 times Ex sifted leaf litter., ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 102 times miniWinkler, 71 times Malaise, 69 times Baiting, 46 times Winkler, 29 times MaxiWinkler, 10 times Search, 7 times direct collection, 6 times Epigaeic pitfall, 6 times Berlese, 5 times 24 hour pitfall trap, 4 times pitfall, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1200 meters, 147 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1955-03-07 and 2020-01-27

Type specimens: syntype of Ponera constricta: casent0915657

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