Sericomyrmex bondari Borgmeier, 1937

Mera-Rodríguez, Daniela, Serna, Francisco, Sosa-Calvo, Jeffrey, Lattke, John & Rabeling, Christian, 2020, A checklist of the non-leaf-cutting fungus-growing ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Colombia, with new biogeographic records, Check List 16 (5), pp. 1205-1227: 1219

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Sericomyrmex bondari Borgmeier, 1937


(31) Sericomyrmex bondari Borgmeier, 1937  

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Material examined. COLOMBIA: Antioquia • 1 worker; Andes; 05°41′00″N, 075°50′00″W; alt. 1700 m; 09 Mar. 2017; M. Ramirez leg.; UNAB 4760 GoogleMaps   ; Amazonas • 1 worker; La Pedrera; 01°35′00″S, 069°28′00″W; alt. 87 m; 29 Apr.–7 May 2001; A. Sabogal leg.; UNAB 4760 GoogleMaps   ; Caquetá • 2 workers; Florencia; 01°30′9.99″N, 075°36′23″W; alt. 250 m; 21 Sep. 2016; F. Sernaleg.; UNAB 363 GoogleMaps   ; Putumayo • 1 worker; Mocoa; 01°08′00″N, 076°38′00″W; alt. 500 m; 11–13 Jun. 2002; UNAB mem- bers leg.; UNAB 4773 GoogleMaps   ; Vaupés • 1 worker; Taraira; 01°04′00″S, 069°31′00″W; alt. 85 m; 14–20 May 2001; A. Sabogal leg.; UNAB 4760 GoogleMaps   .

Identification. Large species; hairs thick and dark; pos- terior cephalic emargination deep, gradually impressed; posterior cephalic corner acute to rounded; mandible dorsally smooth; frontal lobe triangular; mesosomal tu- bercles distinct, sometimes relatively sharp; and gaster with lateral carina weakly to moderately developed, and dorsal carina absent ( Ješovnik and Schultz 2017).

Distribution. Sericomyrmex bondari   is widely distributed throughout South America and has been recorded in Bolivia, the Brazilian states of Amazonas, Bahia, Ceará, Espírito Santo, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Pernam- buco, Rio de Janeiro, and Rondônia, as well as in Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela ( Borgmeier 1937; Ješovnik and Schultz 2017).