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Species: Rogeria leptonana   Kugler, 1994 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Rogeria leptonana Kugler, 1994 PDF: 58, figs. 66-70 (w.q.m.) PANAMA (Barro Colorado I.). Neotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Panama: Canal Zone, Barro Colorado I., ii.-iii.1943, #5059 (J. Zetek). Type-depository: USNM. Secondary type information: Paratype-material: 14 paratype worker. Paratype-localities: 1 paratype worker with same data as holotype, 5 paratype workers with same data as holotype but vi.-x.1943, #5105, 4 paratype workers with same data as holotype but 14.ii.1976 (A. Newton), 1 paratype worker with same data as holotype but 27.ii.1976 (A. Newton), 1 paratype worker with same data as holotype but i.1960, #B-9 (W.L. Brown & E.S. McCluskey), 2 paratype workers with same data as holotype but 7.iii.1975, FP#6 (C. Toft & S. Levings). Paratype-depositories: LACM, MCZC, USNM. AntCat AntWiki HOL

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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Mexico to Colombia, Dominican Republic; sea level to 1750m. Costa Rica: Central Valley and Pacific lowlands.


The species is known from rainforest to strongly seasonal dry forest, in forest litter. Specimens collected by Eberhard and Brown from Cerro Pico Blanco, near San Jose, Costa Rica, were under large rocks in a pasture.


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 29 times found in montane wet forest, 14 times found in rainforest, 12 times found in tropical rainforest, 9 times found in mature wet forest, 7 times found in riparian forest, cloud forest along stream, near dairy farm pasture, 2nd growth or disturbed primary, 2 times found in cloud forest, 5 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, isolated peak with oak trees, 2 times found in cloud forest at bottom of steep slope, bordering rocky river, old 2nd growth veg., 4 times found in cloud forest, primary, near ridgetop, 4 times found in wet forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 65 times ex sifted leaf litter, 19 times Hojarasca, 2 times Hojarasca, en el sendero, 2 times ex sifted litter, 2 times Ex sifted leaf litter., 1 times Hojarasca, bosque, 1 times Hojarasca, a lo largo del sendero, 1 times Camino toma de agua, 1 times Alrrededor de M/16, 1 times in litter and soil, 1 times Hojarasca, second growth forest, level, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 53 times miniWinkler, 27 times Mini Winkler, 9 times Winkler, 6 times maxiWinkler, 2 times search, 2 times Berlese.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1580 meters, 882 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1985-07-17 00:00:00.0 and 2020-01-19 00:00:00.0

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