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Species: Neivamyrmex spoliator   (Forel, 1899) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Eciton spoliator Forel, 1899d PDF: 29 (m.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype male. Type-locality: Costa Rica: (no further data) (A. Alfaro). Type-depository: MSNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Eciton (Acamatus): Emery, 1900e: 187.
Combination in Neivamyrmex: Borgmeier, 1953 PDF: 8.
Status as species: Emery, 1900e: 178 (in key); Wheeler, 1908h PDF: 416; Emery, 1910b PDF: 27; Menozzi, 1927c PDF: 267; Smith, 1938b PDF: 158; Borgmeier, 1939 PDF: 416; Borgmeier, 1955 PDF: 639 (redescription); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 159; Watkins, 1976 PDF: 23 (in key); Watkins, 1982 PDF: 213 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 291; Palacio, 2019 PDF: 621.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Mexico to Costa Rica (type locality), Panama. Costa Rica: Central Valley, Atlantic lowlands (La Selva), Cordillera de Tilar‡n (Monteverde).


Natural History:

This species is known from males only. During an 18-month program of sampling using blacklight traps at La Selva, as part of the ALAS project, males occurred in 14 different samples, all in the months of January to May. Two males were also collected in Malaise traps, one in March and one in July. Two males were collected at the 300m site (Cantarrana) on the Barva transect in Braulio Carrillo National Park, one in a Malaise trap and one in a flight intercept trap, in April. In Monteverde, I have twice collected males. One was flying at dusk, at 1715hrs, and I caught it by hand. The other was at a house light. The collections were in April and June.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 17 times found in montane wet forest, 15 times found in rainforest, 9 times found in Sura, 2 times found in CCL 300, 2 times found in tropical rainforest, 4 times found in SCH, 4 times found in SOR 750m., 1 times found in CES.350m., 3 times found in STR 1800m., 2 times found in STR 650m., ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 13 times Malaise trap, 6 times flight intercept trap, 2 times at blacklight, 2 times in Malaise trap, 3 times bajo de M/20, 1 times bajo de M/15, 1 times bajo de M/08, 2 times bajo de M/03, 2 times bajo de M/02, 2 times mercury vapor lamp, 1 times lighttrap, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 30 times flight intercept trap, 21 times Malaise, 14 times Blacklight, 16 times Lighttrap, 1 times Mercury Vapor Light, 1 times Search.

Elevations: collected from 30 - 1510 meters, 233 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1987-08-01 00:00:00.0 and 2015-06-23 00:00:00.0

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