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Species: Neoponera apicalis   (Latreille, 1802) 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Formica apicalis Latreille, 1802a PDF: 204, pl. 7, fig. 42 (w.) SOUTH AMERICA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Ponera: Latreille, 1809 PDF: 128; Smith, 1858a PDF: 97.
Combination in Pachycondyla: Mayr, 1863a PDF: 439; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 32.
Combination in Neoponera: Emery, 1901b PDF: 47.
Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, 1995a: 302.
Combination in Neoponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 PDF: 151.
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 29 times found in tropical wet forest, 27 times found in tropical rainforest, 20 times found in montane wet forest, 20 times found in tropical moist forest, 16 times found in mesophil forest, 14 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 14 times found in 2º wet forest, 10 times found in mature wet forest, 9 times found in lowland rainforest, 7 times found in wet forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 148 times at bait, 9 times ex sifted leaf litter, 6 times pan trap, 1 times night collecting; jnc. LOC-SAT, border between 2nd growth and primary forest; a, 4 times strays, 3 times Malaise trap, 3 times ground forager(s), 3 times on ground, 1 times nest in dead wood, 2 times leaf litter, 2 times from Syntermes termite nest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 147 times Baiting, 18 times Search, 11 times pan trap, 10 times Flight Intercept Trap, 5 times hand collecting, 5 times MiniWinkler, 5 times pitfall, 3 times Epigaeic pitfall, 3 times Malaise, 4 times Beating, 3 times Winkler, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1600 meters, 430 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1911-12-08 and 2020-01-23

Type specimens: Lectotype of Neoponera latreillei: casent0907237; paralectotype of Neoponera obscuricornis latocciput: casent0907238; syntype of Pachycondyla latocciput: casent0009294



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