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Species: Mycocepurus curvispinosus   Mackay, 1998 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Mycocepurus curvispinosus Mackay, 1998c: 423, figs. 5, 6, 9 (w.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Costa Rica: Guanacaste, Loma Barbudal, ii.1990, #13171 (S.B. Vinson). Primary type depository: UCRS. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 4 paratype workers. Secondary type localities: 2 paratype workers with same data as holotype but #12171, 12199, 2 paratype workers Mexico: Chiapas, 24 km. SW Cintalpa, 710 m., #10718F, 10720G (W. Mackay). Secondary type depositories: MCZC, MZSP, UNAM, WEMC. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Mackay et al., 2004 PDF: 4.
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Distribution:

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

Distribution Notes:

Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama. Costa Rica: northern Pacific lowlands.

Biology:

Natural History:

Mackay described this species from five workers captured in a pitfall trap from Lomas Barbudal, a dry forest site in Guanacaste Province. He also reported a collection from 24km SW Cintalpa, Chiapas, Mexico. I collected a worker in a Winkler sample of sifted leaf litter from a small patch of riparian forest at Finca La Pacifica, also in Guanacaste Province. Specimens of M. smithii were in the same Winkler sample.

See also MacKay et al. (2004).

References:

MacKay, W. P. 1998. Dos especies nuevas de hormigas de la tribu Attini de Costa Rica y Mexico: Mycetosoritis vinsoni y Mycocepurus curvispinosus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Revista de Biologia Tropical 46:421-426.

Mackay, W. P., J. M. Maes, P. R. Fernandez, and G. Luna. 2004. The ants of North and Central America: the genus Mycocepurus (Hymenoptera : Formicidae). 7pp. Journal of Insect Science, 4:27, Available online: insectscience.org/4.27

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in dry forest, 1 times found in wet forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ex sifted leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Winkler.

Elevations: collected from 40 - 90 meters, 65 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1985-07-17 and 2010-05-01

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