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Species: Rogeria foreli   Emery, 1894 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Rogeria foreli Emery, 1894d PDF: 191 (w.) VIRGIN IS (St Thomas I.). Neotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype (?) worker. Type-locality: Virgin Is: St Thomas I. (Eggers). Type-depository: MSNG. Type notes: 1) No indication of number of specimens is given. 2) Kugler, 1994 PDF: 71, records the holotype in MHNG; a unique holotype is more likely to be in MSNG, which suggests the type-series may be more than 1 specimen. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Note: previously referred to as Tetramorium foreli Emery, by Forel, 1893j PDF: 383. Nomen nudum.]
Kugler, 1994 PDF: 71 (q.)
Senior synonym of Rogeria foreli gaigei: Kugler, 1994 PDF: 71.
Senior synonym of Rogeria huachucana: Kugler, 1994 PDF: 71.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, United States Virgin Islands, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Distribution Notes:

Disjunct distribution in northern South America, Panama, and Costa Rica; Caribbean islands; southwestern United States. Costa Rica: Atlantic lowlands.


Kugler, C. 1994. Revision of the ant genus Rogeria (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with descriptions of the sting apparatus. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 3:17-89.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: LaPolla, J. S. & Sosa-Calvo, J., 2006, Review of the ant genus Rogeria (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Guyana., Zootaxa 1330, pp. 59-68

R. foreliHNS (figs. 4 & 15):

this species has a disjunct distribution: the southwestern United States, Costa Rica, Panama, northern South America, and the Caribbean. There are no known localities in Guyana, but it is widespread in the northern Neotropics.

Specimens have been collected from Berlese samples of leaf litter and rotten wood. In southeastern Arizona, specimens have been found under stones in oak-juniper woodland.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in littoral scrub, 3 times found in dry forest, 3 times found in wet forest, 3 times found in wet trop. forest, 4 times found in forest, 2 times found in lowland deciduous forest, 1 times found in deciduous forest, 1 times found in Ficus-Tabebuia-Morisonia, dry forest, 3 times found in garden, 2 times found in secondary dry forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 19 times ex sifted leaf litter, 4 times ex soil, 3 times Sifted litter, 1 times nest in abandoned termite nest, 1 times ex rotten log, 1 times Ex hojarasca, 1 times under board in lawn, 1 times Ticoporo Forest Reserve. Dense second growth with few larger trees. Ex sifted le, 1 times on clay bank, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times litter, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 20 times Winkler, 7 times hand collection, 3 times search, 1 times Malaise, 1 times miniWinkler.

Elevations: collected from 15 - 1500 meters, 238 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1985-08-11 00:00:00.0 and 2018-08-25 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Lectotype of Rogeria foreli: casent0919627; syntype of Rogeria foreli: casent0904779; syntype of Rogeria foreli gaigei: casent0909070

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