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Species: Mayaponera constricta   (Mayr, 1884) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Ponera constricta Mayr, 1884 PDF: 31 (w.) FRENCH GUIANA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: French Guiana (“Cayenne Française”): 1868 (Jelski). Type-depository: NHMW. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Mesoponera: Kempf, 1961b PDF: 494.
Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, 1995a: 304.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
  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, 64 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 56 times found in rainforest, 34 times found in tropical rainforest, 20 times found in wet forest, 13 times found in premontane rainforest, 12 times found in lowland rainforest, 2 times found in LOC, 10 times found in tropical wet forest, 10 times found in mature rainforest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 156 times Ex sifted leaf litter, 83 times at bait, 62 times Malaise trap, 15 times Hojarasca, 3 times log nest, 2 times ex rotten log, 2 times nest in log, 3 times stray ants, 3 times Ex sifted leaf litter., 1 times nest in rotten stick in litter, 2 times Muestra tomada alrrededor de M/20, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 102 times miniWinkler, 72 times Malaise, 69 times Baiting, 46 times Winkler, 22 times Search, 29 times MaxiWinkler, 13 times bait, 7 times direct collection, 6 times Berlese, 6 times Epigaeic pitfall, 5 times 24 hour pitfall trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1200 meters, 171 meters average

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

Type specimens: Nontype: casent0745139; syntype of Ponera constricta: casent0915657

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