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Species: Neoponera aenescens   (Mayr, 1870) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Pachycondyla aenescens Mayr, 1870a PDF: 396 (w.) COLOMBIA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: lectotype worker (by designation of MacKay & MacKay, 2010 PDF: 194). Type-locality: lectotype Colombia (“New Granada”): (no further data). Type-depository: NHMW. Secondary type information: Paratype-material: 13 paralectotype workers, 3 paralectotype males. Paratype-locality: same as for lectotype. Paratype-depository: NHMW. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: MacKay & MacKay, 2010 PDF: 194.
Emery, 1890c PDF: 42 (q.); Forel, 1899b PDF: 10 (m.).
Combination in Mesoponera: Kempf, 1972b PDF: 141.
Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, 1995a: 302.
// Distribution


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 97 times found in cloud forest, 36 times found in montane wet forest, 41 times found in oak cloud forest, 8 times found in wet forest, 8 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 6 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, 2 times found in wet cloud forest, 3 times found in pine-mesophyll forest, 2 times found in 2nd growth cloud forest, 3 times found in mature wet forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 108 times at bait, 53 times Ex sifted leaf litter, 9 times ex sifted litter from forest floor, 2 times foragers, 5 times ex sifted leaf litter on ground, 3 times bajo de M/10, 5 times pan trap, 3 times strays, 1 times Sobre la vegetacion, 2 times Hojarasca, 2 times yellow pan trap, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 106 times Baiting, 26 times Search, 25 times Winkler, 23 times MaxiWinkler, 21 times MiniWinkler, 9 times flight intercept trap, 6 times Pan Trap, 5 times Mini Winkler, 4 times Malaise, 3 times yellow pan trap, 1 times fogging, ...

Elevations: collected from 1050 - 2260 meters, 1508 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1976-09-23 and 2021-05-18

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pachycondyla aenescens: casent0915654

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