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Species: Trachymyrmex bugnioni   (Forel, 1912) 

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Paratrachymyrmex bugnioni

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Atta (Trachymyrmex) bugnioni Forel, 1912f PDF: 186 (w.) COLOMBIA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: 2 syntype workers. Primary type locality: Colombia: Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Burithaca (A. Forel). Primary type depository: MHNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL
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  Geographic regions: Not found on any curated Geolocale/Taxon lists.

Distribution Notes:

Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia (type locality), Trinidad, Guianas. Costa Rica: northwestern lowlands.



Atta (Trachymyrmex) bugnioni Forel 1912:186. Worker: Colombia. Combination in Trachymyrmex: Gallardo, 1916:242. Senior synonym of abortivus, cucumis, humilis, morgani, schomburgki and tucuche: Weber, 1967:273.Natural History:

In Costa Rica I have collected this species twice. Both collections were from seasonal dry forest habitats, in Winkler samples of sifted leaf litter from the forest floor. One collection was from Finca La Pacifica, in a patch of riparian forest, and the other was from Santa Rosa National Park, in the "bosque humedo."


The Costa Rican specimens closely match specimens I collected from the Santa Marta area of Colombia. The type locality of bugnioni is Colombia.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in 1� forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times tall forest, high leaf litter decomposition.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times litter sample.

Elevations: collected at 514 m

Collect Date Range: collected between 2000-01-01 00:00:00.0 and 2011-01-01 00:00:00.0

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