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Species: Crematogaster (Crematogaster) opaca   Mayr, 1870 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Crematogaster opaca Mayr, 1870b PDF: 992 (w.) MEXICO. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype worker (by designation of Ward & Blaimer, 2022 PDF: 918). Primary type locality: lectotype Mexico: (no further data) (Sichel). Primary type depository: BMNH. Primary type specimen: CASENT0902152 (lectotype). (Source: Ward & Blaimer, 2022 PDF: 918.) Secondary type information: Secondary type material: paralectotype worker. Secondary type locality: Mexico: Tabukaya, 1865 (Bilimek). Secondary type depository: NHMW. Secondary type specimen: CASENT0919705. (Source: Ward & Blaimer, 2022 PDF: 918.) Type notes: No indication of original number of syntypes is given. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Ward & Blaimer, 2022 PDF: 918.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Honduras, Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Distribution Notes:

Arizona (USA) [Hunt, J.H., Snelling, R.R. (1975), A Checklist of the Ants of Arizona. Arizona Academy of Science, 10: 20-23.]; Mexico; Honduras.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 10 times found in agricultural zone, 4 times found in cloud forest, 2 times found in cloud forest clearing, 4 times found in xerophyl scrub, 1 times found in second growth mesophyl forest, 3 times found in mesophil forest, 1 times found in road edge, 1 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in oak forest, 1 times found in pine/Liquidambar, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times on Liquidambar branchfall, 6 times ex sifted leaf litter, 5 times beating vegetation, 1 times nest under loose bark dead wood, 1 times nest in dead wood, 1 times column on tree trunk at night, 3 times at bait, 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times on building, 1 times in dead stick, 1 times yellow pan trap, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times search, 14 times pitfall, 5 times Beating, 3 times Winkler, 3 times Baiting, 2 times miniWinkler, 1 times yellow pan trap, 1 times Malaise, 1 times maxiWinkler.

Elevations: collected from 370 - 2700 meters, 1730 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1925-05-20 00:00:00.0 and 2019-06-15 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Lectotype of Crematogaster opaca: casent0902152; paralectotype of Crematogaster opaca: casent0919705; syntype opaca: jtl056025

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