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Species: Neoponera villosa   (Fabricius, 1804) 

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See Also:

Neoponera villosa_cf2, Neoponera villosa_nr

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Formica villosa Fabricius, 1804 PDF: 409 (w.) CENTRAL AMERICA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Pachycondyla: Mayr, 1862 PDF: 720.
Combination in Neoponera: Emery, 1901b PDF: 43.
Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, 1995a: 311.
Senior synonym of Neoponera bicolor: Roger, 1861a PDF: 1; Roger, 1862c PDF: 288.
Senior synonym of Neoponera pilosa: Roger, 1861a PDF: 1; Roger, 1862c PDF: 288.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 12 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 7 times found in tropical wet forest, 5 times found in wet forest, 6 times found in lawn area with some Prosopsis, 3 times found in Cerrado, 5 times found in Tropical hardwood forest, 4 times found in tropical moist forest, 3 times found in tropical rainforest, 3 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in mesic woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 14 times beating vegetation, 8 times at bait, 8 times Malaise trap, 3 times strays, 1 times Sobre Vegetacion, 1 times nest in dead wood, 2 times Base of cacao tree, 2 times at day; stray ants, 1 times tree trunk at night, 2 times on tree trunk, 2 times foragers, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 19 times search, 14 times Beating, 10 times Malaise, 7 times Baiting, 6 times direct collection, 6 times general collecting, 4 times hand collecting, 3 times Malaise trap, 0 times Arboreal pitfall, 2 times Pitfall, 1 times Sweeping, ...

Elevations: collected from 2 - 1150 meters, 300 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1909-01-12 and 2018-10-31

Type specimens: Holotype of Ponera pedunculata: casent0902513; syntype of Ponera pilosa: casent0902511; type of Ponera bicolor: focol0680

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