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Species: Neoponera apicalis   (Latreille, 1802) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Formica apicalis Latreille, 1802a PDF: 204, pl. 7, fig. 42 (w.) SOUTH AMERICA (no locality given). Neotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype(?) worker. Type-locality: none given. Type-depository: MNHN. Type notes: No indication of number of specimens is given. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Ponera: Latreille, 1809 PDF: 128; Smith, 1858a PDF: 97.
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  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: 28 times found in tropical rainforest, 29 times found in tropical wet forest, 20 times found in tropical moist forest, 20 times found in montane wet forest, 16 times found in mesophil forest, 11 times found in rainforest, 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, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 150 times at bait, 9 times ex sifted leaf litter, 6 times pan trap, 1 times nest in soft rotten stem, 3 times Malaise trap, 4 times strays, 1 times nest in log, 1 times nest in dead wood, 3 times ground forager(s), 3 times forager, 3 times on ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 147 times Baiting, 24 times Search, 11 times pan trap, 10 times Flight Intercept Trap, 5 times hand collecting, 5 times MiniWinkler, 5 times pitfall, 3 times Malaise, 4 times Beating, 4 times Winkler, 3 times Epigaeic pitfall, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1600 meters, 433 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1911-12-08 00:00:00.0 and 2021-05-04 00:00:00.0

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

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