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Species: Solenopsis striata   Pacheco & Mackay, 2013 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Solenopsis striata Pacheco & Mackay, 2013 PDF: 301, figs. 278, 279, map 68 (w.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Type locality: Costa Rica: Guanacaste, Pitilla Field Station, 600-1175 m., 2.v.1996, and 14.ii.1998, nos 17679, 17692, 17694, 17715, 17722, 17741 (R. Anderson). Primary type depository: MCZC. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 61 paratype workers. Type locality: Costa Rica: Guanacaste, Pitilla Field Station, 600-1175 m., 2.v.1996, and 14.ii.1998, nos 17679, 17692, 17694, 17715, 17722, 17741 (R. Anderson). Secondary type depositories: AMNH, CASC, INBC, LACM, MCZC, MPEG, MZSP, USNM, WEMC. Type notes: Pacheco & Mackay do not specify the holotype date or collection number. AntCat AntWiki
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):


Longino, 1 Mar 2014: This species inhabits montane wet and moist forest. On the Barva transect, it was commonly collected in Winkler and Berlese samples from the 500m and 1100m sites, yet has not been collected at the 300m site or La Selva. In the southern Pacific lowlands I have collections from a 500m site in Carara Biological Reserve and at 20m elevation near Ciudad Neily. It is also common in Winkler samples from the upper Peñas Blancas Valley. Although most collections are from Winkler samples, it has occasionally been collected beneath epiphytes in treefalls. I found an extensive colony with abundant alate queens and males in a small rainforest clearing, under a moss mat at the base of a small tree. Another collection was from Estacion Los Llanos near Santa Elena de Monteverde, a moist forest site on the Pacific slope; a worker was under a stone.


Yellow to somewhat bicolored, with light-colored head and mesosoma, darker gaster; clypeal carinae weakly diverging, projecting to form pronounced anterior teeth; mandible with four teeth, basal tooth well developed so that mandible has differentiated masticatory and basal margins; promesonotum and dorsal face of propodeum more or less in same plane, metanotal groove a narrow notch; katepisternum very finely striated, shagreened.


Longino, 1 Mar 2014: I referred to this species as morphospecies JTL009 in previous work.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 72 times found in montane wet forest, 61 times found in mature wet forest, 18 times found in wet forest, 4 times found in moist forest, 1 times found in mature wet forest gap, 4 times found in CES 300m., 4 times found in tropical rainforest, 3 times found in rainforest, 3 times found in cloud forest, primary, near ridgetop, 1 times found in wet forest fragment, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 94 times ex sifted leaf litter, 41 times Hojarasca, 2 times under moss mat, 1 times under epiphytes, 1 times nest in soil, 4 times Cerca del Refugio Cascante, 2 times ex sifted litter, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter on ground, 1 times under epiphytes on branchfall, 1 times under epiphytes in treefall, 2 times suelo, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 67 times miniWinkler, 41 times Mini Winkler, 24 times Winkler, 29 times Berlese, 9 times search, 8 times Fogging, 5 times Malaise, 2 times flight intercept trap, 1 times maxiWinkler.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 1600 meters, 696 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1984-07-04 00:00:00.0 and 2021-05-11 00:00:00.0

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