Mycocepurus smithii (Forel, 1893)

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: 1217

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Mycocepurus smithii (Forel, 1893)
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(27) Mycocepurus smithii (Forel, 1893)  

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Material examined. COLOMBIA: Antioquia • 1 work- er; Amalfi; 06°45′42.23″N, 075°05′31.57″W; alt. 983 m; Sep. 2006; M.A. Vanegas leg.; MEFLG 11088 GoogleMaps   ; Antioquia • 1 worker; Santafé de Antioquia; 06°33′41″N, 075° 49′54″W; alt. 600 m; 06 Oct. 2000; E. Vergara, F. Ser- na leg.; UNAB 4756 GoogleMaps   ; Antioquia • 2 workers; Turbo; 08°05′53″N, 076°43′54″W; alt. 1 m; 15 Sep. 2004; O. Mu- nar leg.; UNAB 4756 GoogleMaps   ; Caquetá • 2 workers; Florencia; 01°37′11″N, 075°36′14″W; alt. 300 m; 31 Mar. 2016; F. Ser- na leg.; UNAB 4357 GoogleMaps   ; Caquetá • 5 workers; Florencia; 01° 30′4″N, 075°39′42″W; alt. 280 m; Sep. 2017; UNAB leg.; UNAB 4756 GoogleMaps   .

Identification. Pronotum with a pair of anterior prono- tal spines, which define the anterior border of a crown of spines on the promesonotum; promesonotal disc lacking spines; lateral pronotal spines high and sharp; and propo- deal spines usually straight ( Mackay et al. 2004).

Distribution. Mycocepurus smithii   is widely distributed throughout Central and South America, extending from Mexico all the way south to Argentina including many Caribbean islands ( Kempf 1972; Fernández et al. 1996; Mackay et al. 2004; Rabeling et al. 2011; Franco and Feitosa 2018).