Sericomyrmex amabilis Wheeler, 1925

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 amabilis Wheeler, 1925
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(30) Sericomyrmex amabilis Wheeler, 1925  

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Material examined. COLOMBIA: Antioquia • 4 workers; Santafé de Antioquia; 06°33′41″N, 075°49′54″W; alt. 600 m; 06 Oct. 2000; E. Vergara, F. Sernaleg.; UNAB 4759 GoogleMaps   ; Amazonas • 3 workers; La Pedrera; 01°35′00″S, 069°30′00″W; alt. 87 m; 12–21 Apr. 2001; A. Sabo- gal leg.; UNAB 4759 GoogleMaps   ; Caquetá • 4 workers; Florencia; 01°37′11″N, 075°36′14″W; alt. 300 m; 31 Mar. 2016; F. Sernaleg.; UNAB 4364 GoogleMaps   ; Caquetá • 3 workers; Florencia; 01°30′4″N, 075°39′42″W; alt. 280 m; Sep. 2017; UNAB members leg.; UNAB 4759 GoogleMaps   ; Caquetá • 1 worker; Flor- encia; 01°30′4″N, 075°39′42″W; alt. 280 m; Sep. 2017; D. Cubillosleg.; UNAB 4759 GoogleMaps   ; Chocó • 1 worker; Lloró; 05°29′00″N, 076°32′00″W; alt. 90 m; 26 Nov. 1998; J. Neita, M. Renteria leg.; MEFLG 5902 GoogleMaps   ; Chocó • 6 work- ers; Unguía; 08°02′00″N, 077°05′00″W; alt. 7 m; Jan. 2002; F. Sernaleg.; UNAB 4759 GoogleMaps   ; Meta • 1 worker; Puerto Lopez; 04°17′31″N, 072°33′40″W; alt. 182 m; 21 Apr. 2011; M. Montanez leg.; UNAB 4759 GoogleMaps   ; Tolima • 1 worker; Guamo; 04°02′05″N, 074°58′25″W; alt. 323 m; 18 Aug. 2003; F. Serna, E. Díaz leg.; UNAB 4759 GoogleMaps   ; Tolima • 1 worker; Icononzo; 04°10′32″N, 074°32′00.5″W; alt. 480 m; 1 Jul. 1997; C. Sarmiento leg.; MEFLG 5381. GoogleMaps  

Identification. Medium-sized species; mandible usu- ally striate; frontal carina complete; frontal lobe triangu- lar; eye almost flat, without white layer; posterior cephalic margin with abrupt to gradual emargination; mesosomal tubercles from low and obtuse to well-developed; and gas- ter with lateral carina strongly developed, dorsal carina from weak to well-developed ( Ješovnik and Schultz 2017).

Distribution. Sericomyrmex amabilis   is present in Central America and occurs from San Luis Potosí in Mexico to Panama. In South America, S. amabilis   has been reported from Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela ( Wheeler 1925; Ješovnik and Schultz 2017).