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Species: Gnamptogenys hartmani   (Wheeler, 1915) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Ectatomma (Parectatomma) hartmani Wheeler, 1915b PDF: 390 (w.) U.S.A. (Texas). Nearctic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: U.S.A.: Texas, Huntsville (C. Hartman). Type-depository: MCZC. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Gnamptogenys: Brown, 1958g PDF: 228
Senior synonym of Gnamptogenys nigrifrons: Lattke, 1995 PDF: 169.
Senior synonym of Gnamptogenys turmalis: Lattke, 1995 PDF: 169.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Distribution Notes:

Southern United States south to Peru and Bahia, Brazil (Lattke 1995). Costa Rica: Pacific lowlands.


Brown, W. L., Jr. 1961. A note on the ant Gnamptogenys hartmani Wheeler. Psyche 68:69.

Brown, W. L., Jr., and W. W. Kempf 1968. Report on some neotropical ant studies. Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia, Sao Paulo 22:89-102.

Echols, H. 1964. Gnamptogenys hartmani discovered in Louisiana. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 57:137.

Lattke, J. E. 1995. Revision of the ant genus Gnamptogenys in the New World (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 4:137-193.

MacKay, W. P., and S. B. Vinson 1988 (1989). Rediscovery of the ant Gnamptogenys hartmani (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in eastern Texas. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 91:127

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in rainforest, 3 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, isolated peak with oak trees, 1 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in 1� forest, 1 times found in SCH, 1 times found in 2º tropical rainforest, 1 times found in Sendero Tres Ríos, 1 times found in 2º wet forest, 1 times found in tropical rainforest, with big trees, probably primary, 1 times found in disturbed tropical dry forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times Hojarasca, 1 times worker on ground, 1 times nocturnal forager, 1 times in leaf litter, 1 times fungus gard of T. sepect. full, no Lpt Trachy 10 work. Ecatoma 10 work, 1 times foraging on ground, 1 times foragers at cookie bait, 1 times at bait.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times miniWinkler, 3 times maxiWinkler, 3 times Winkler, 2 times Search, 1 times Baiting, 1 times hand collecting, 1 times litter sample, 1 times Pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1080 meters, 299 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1920-07-01 00:00:00.0 and 2015-07-10 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: paratype of Gnamptogenys turmalis: casent0900544

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