Prionopelta dubia,

Ladino, Natalia & Feitosa, Rodrigo M., 2020, Taxonomic revision of the genus Prionopelta Mayr, 1866 (Formicidae: Amblyoponinae) for the Neotropical region, Zootaxa 4821 (2), pp. 201-249: 226-230

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4821.2.1

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:B66235D0-9293-4E3D-9AD8-8FE5E64E9B34

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4440073

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/187787BA-4348-2B24-40B3-F8A80884FACF

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Plazi

scientific name

Prionopelta dubia
status

sp. n.

Prionopelta dubia  sp. n.

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Holotype worker: BOLIVIA: Beni: Est. Biol. Beni, 42km, E. San Borja, 210m, 14°48’S 66°23’W, 5.ix.1987, P.S.GoogleMaps  Ward col., #9085-20, sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood, trop. moist forest), #9085-1, DZUP549772 (1 specimen) [ DZUP].

Paratype workers. same data as holotype, DZUP549773 (1 specimen) [ DZUP]; DZUP549774View Materials (1 specimen)GoogleMaps  [ DZUP]; DZUP759775View Materials (1 specimen)GoogleMaps  [ DZUP]; same data, CASENT0863190 (1 specimen) [ CASC]; DZUP549776 (1 specimen)GoogleMaps  [ UCDC]; DZUP549777View Materials (1 specimen)GoogleMaps  [ USNM].

Diagnosis. Basal and median tooth of mandible mainly subequal in length; clypeus evenly rounded; lateral portion of frons with shallow and dense sculpturing; head with dense pubescence in dorsal-oblique view. Twelve antennomeres.

Holotype measurements. HL 0.53; HW 0.44; SL 0.24; WL 0.63; PrL 0.23; PrW 0.29; PetNL 0.13; PetW 0.23; PetH 0.17; PetL 0.16; T1L 0.24; T1W 0.35; TL 1.56; CI 83; SI 54; PetI 176; PetHI 106; PetWI 143.

Worker measurements (n=13). HL 0.46–0.58; HW 0.41–0.50; SL 0.24–0.28; WL 0.56 –0.70; PrL 0.22–0.27; PrW 0.26–0.34; PetNL 0.13–0.18; PetW 0.20–0.26; PetH 0.16–0.20; PetL 0.15–0.18; T1L 0.19–0.25; T1W 0.30– 0.40; TL 1.38–1.70; CI 81–91; SI 50–63; PetI 142–185; PetHI 88–120; PetWI 122–160.

Queen measurements (n=9). HL 0.64–0.65; HW 0.54–0.55; SL 0.31–0.35; WL 0.90–0.92; PrL 0.18–0.20; PrW 0.31–0.47; PetNL 0.17–0.19; PetW 0.30–0.35; PetH 0.21–0.22; PetL 0.21–0.22; T1L 0.25–0.27; T1W 0.44–0.47; TL 1,79–2.00; CI 83–85; SI 56–64; PetI 157–205; PetHI 95–104; PetWI 142–159.

Male measurements (n=5). HL 0.42–0.44; HW 0.38–0.46; SL 0.11–0.12; WL 0.73–0.77; PrL 0.04–0.08; PrW 0.15–0.26; PetNL 0.10–0.12; PetW 0.17–0.18; PetH 0.14–0.16; PetL 0.15–0.16; T1L 0.24–0.25; T1W 0.29–0.30; TL 1.54–1.60; CI 90–106; SI 23–31; PetI 141–180; PetHI 93–100; PetWI 113–120.

Worker description. Body yellow to light brown. Integument covered by dense punctulate sculpturing; space between the punctures of lateral portion of frons corresponding to one or two puncture diameters in full-face view. Pubescence abundant over the entire body.

Head longer than broad; length of basal tooth and median tooth of mandible mainly subequal; basal margin of mandible straight. Clypeus evenly rounded anteriorly. Twelve antennomeres; antennomeres 1–4 separated by deep constrictions. Eye placed immediately posterior to the head midlength.

Pronotum slightly broader than long. Distance between the propodeal spiracle and the bulla of the metapleural gland corresponding to half the diameter of the spiracle; distance between the propodeal spiracle and the propodeal dorsum corresponding to three spiracular diameters.

Petiolar node as long as high. Subpetiolar process forming a relatively broad lobe, with its anterior and posterior margins subparallel; posterior margin concave; posteroventral angle obtuse.

Queen. Distance between the propodeal spiracle and the propodeal dorsum corresponding to two spiracular diameters.

Male. Anterior clypeal margin and frontoclypeal suture medially rounded. Distance between the propodeal spiracle and the bulla of the metapleural gland corresponding to half or less than half spiracular diameter; distance between the propodeal spiracle and the propodeal dorsum corresponding to two spiracular diameters.

Etymology. The name refers to the authors’ doubts regarding the identity of this species in several stages of this work, and its historical misinterpretation in scientific collections and repositories, where the individuals have been mainly confused with P. amabilis  . From Latin dubium = doubt.

Distribution ( Fig. 35AView FIGURE 35). Prionopelta dubia  is known from southwestern Mexico to southeastern Brazil.

Comments. Besides its diagnostic characters, the species is recognized by its abundant pilosity.

This species is commonly confused with P. amabilis  . This may be related to the fact that the holotype of P. amabilis  had not been photographed nor deposited in an open database of images. These issues were resolved at the end of 2019. Despite a thorough description of P. amabilis  by Borgmeier (1949), Prionopelta  comprises ants with subtle differences among its species, and consequently, the probability of misinterpretation is greater.

Here, we were able to establish the true identify of P. amabilis  and to recognize differences between it and P. dubia  . Prionopelta dubia  and P. amabilis  are broadly sympatric. They are similar in being shallowly punctate on the head dorsum and having a broad subpetiolar process. Prionopelta dubia  has more closely-spaced puncta, the clypeus is evenly rounded, and the basal and median tooth of mandible tend to be similar in length. Prionopelta amabilis  has more widely-spaced puncta, the clypeus slightly projecting medially, and the basal tooth of the mandible is distinctly larger than the median tooth.

In Central America and some localities of Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia, P. dubia  may be more conspicuously pubescent and posterior portions of the head may be more infuscated. These traits are gradually less visible in specimens occurring through southern Central American countries and almost imperceptible in the specimens from the remaining countries of South America.

Natural history. The species is mainly known from litter samples collected in tropical forests. It is reported at elevations of 50–1500m.

Longino (unpublished notes available on AntWeb.org) observed pleometrotic colony founding, with pairs of queens in small chambers under rotting bark.

Field notes by Lívia Pires do Prado and Rogério Rosa da Silva (#LPP_304), suggest that workers move very slowly and that the colonies inhabit fallen logs with a high degree of decomposition.

Additional material examined (211 specimens). BELIZE: Cayo District: Chiquibul, N.P., Doyle’s Delight, Dry Creek Area , 16°29’23”N 89°02’45”W, 950m, 20-27.viii.2007, P.W. Kovarik col., CASENT0614798 (1 queen) [ JTLC]GoogleMaps  . BRAZIL: Acre: Mâncio Lima, Serra do Divisor, Barreiro , 07°27’9.22”S 73°39’58.24”W, 260m, 15- 18.xi.2016, R.M. Feitosa, T.S. Silva & A.C. Ferreira cols. (2 workers, 1 queen) [ DZUP].GoogleMaps  Porto Water , 08°15’31.2”S 72°46’37.1”W, 05.ii-17.iv.1997, J. Caldwell col., E. hahnelii (1 worker, 1 queen) [ CEPEC]GoogleMaps  . Amazonas: 19.ix.1962, W.L. Brown col., Benjamin Constant AM, (6 workers, 1 queen) [ MZSP].  Balbina , 19.iv-02.v.1988, N. Degalier col., armadilha de interceptação, isca de fezes humana (1 queen) [ MPEG].GoogleMaps  Manaus , 23.i.1994, A.G. Casimiro col., #4832, Rs 3304, (1 worker) [ CEPEC];GoogleMaps  same data, Rio Branco Rd. Km 4 from fork of Amaz. Rte 1, -7.730534 -61.832043, 22.viii.1962, W.L. Brown col., W-292, berlesate, rainforest, CASENT0172305 (1 worker) [ ANIC].GoogleMaps  Pres. Figueiredo, I. PE Inchado, L. Balbina , 1°54’45’’S 59°29’75’’W, 13.xii.1994, Queiroz col., arm. de solo, mata primaria (1 queen) [ DZUP].GoogleMaps  Bahia: Aritaguá , 23.xi.1998, J.R.M. Santos col., cacaual (1 worker) [ CEPEC]; (2 workers) [ DZUP]. Barrolândia , CEPLAC, 16°06’S 39°17’W, 06-07.iv.2002, L.S. Ramos & S. Lacau cols., 66 (4 workers) [ DZUP].GoogleMaps  CEPEC, 14.ii.1991, B. Santos col., #4377 (1 worker) [ MZSP].GoogleMaps  Ibicaraí , km 41, 14537s 0392901w, 21.xi.1998, Santos J.R.M. col. (2 workers, 1 queen) [ CEPEC].GoogleMaps  Iguaí, 14°38’38’’S 40°09’12’’W, 907m, 2011-2012, Santos R. e cols., Winkler, submontane, ombrophylous (1 worker) [ CEPEC].GoogleMaps  Ilhéus, Cacaual , v.1998, Carmo, J.C.S. col. (2 workers) [ DZUP];GoogleMaps  same data, 27.vii.2000, S. Lacau col. (1 worker, 1 queen, 1 male) [ CEPEC];GoogleMaps  same data, 16.i.1991, B. Santos col., #4377 (1 queen) [ DZUP].GoogleMaps  CEPLAC, Curso Poneromorfas, 14°46’27.6’’S 39°13’16.7’’W, 05.v.2014, Silvestre et al. cols. (1 worker) [ UFGD].GoogleMaps  Itati , Serra das Piabas, 13°57’26”S 40°01’51”W, 800m, 16-19.xi.2004, Lacau L. & Jahyny, J. cols. (4 workers) [ CEPEC].GoogleMaps  Jussari, Anuri, 152530S 0392719W, 27.v.1999, Santos, J.R.M. col., 66 (1 queen) [ CEPEC].GoogleMaps  Uruçuca , 12.viii.1991, Santos B. col., #4463, Emarc _Q. 5 (2 workers) [ DZUP].GoogleMaps  Goiás: Cavalcante, Serra da Contenda , 13°29’42.4’’S 47°33’01.6’’W, 15.x.2004, Silva R.R. & Dietz B.H. cols., Winkler, mata ciliar (4 workers) [ MZSP].GoogleMaps  Pará: Ald. Araçu, Igar. Urupi-Uma , 4.v.1963, B. Malkin col. (2 workers) [ MZSP].GoogleMaps  Belém , 13.xi.1974, D. Dias col., #13282 (2 workers) [ MPEG];GoogleMaps  same data, 12-19.viii.1962, K. Lenko col. (3 workers) [ MZSP];GoogleMaps  same data, Sampaio (1 worker) [ MZSP].GoogleMaps  Curionópolis, Projeto Antas do Norte , T1, 2.60577S 48.86185W, 06.iv.2017, M.G.T. Tavares col., Winkler (1 worker) [ MPEG].GoogleMaps  Fazenda Velha, 04.xii.1974, MF Torres (1 worker) [ MPEG]; (1 worker) [ DZUP].GoogleMaps  Curionópolis , Projeto Antas do Norte , T1, 06°13’47.1’’S 49°45’20.5’’W, 5-7.viii.2017, M.G.T. Tavares col., Winkler (1 worker) [ MPEG].GoogleMaps  Itaituba, Mina do Palito S2, 06°19’39.8’’S 55°47’31.5’’W, 02.ii.2018, Silva R.R. & Prado L.P. cols., #LPP_304, busca ativa (1 worker) [ MPEG].GoogleMaps  Marituba , 1°22’S 48°20’W, 19.x.2004, Santos, J.R.M. col., 21 (1 queen) [ DZUP].GoogleMaps  Mocombo , 06.ii.1979, M.F. Torres col. (1 queen) [ MPEG].GoogleMaps  Paragominas , 2°59’S 47°21’W, i-vii.2011, R. Solar col., baited pitfall, UFV LABECOL n° 000157 (1 queen) [ UFV].GoogleMaps  Tailândia, Agropalma Área 4, 2.61787S 48.87190W, 18.vi.2016, R.R. Silva & E.L. Siqueira cols., Winkler (1 worker) [ MPEG];GoogleMaps  same data, Dendê 2, 2.60577S 48.86185W, 20.vi.2016, R.R. Silva & E.L. Siqueira cols., Winkler (1 worker) [ MPEG].GoogleMaps  Paraná: Rondon , iv.1965, F. Plaummann col., #4767 (3 workers, 1 queen) [ MZSP].GoogleMaps  Rondônia: Porto Velho, Área Abunã , 9°38’05.6”S 65°27’11.2”W, 17-27.vii.2013, Mazão G.R. & Probst R.S. cols. (1 worker) [ DZUP].GoogleMaps  São Paulo: Caraguatatuba, Res. Flor. 40m, 22.v-1.vi.1962, Exp. Dep. Zool. (1 worker) [ MZSP];GoogleMaps  same data, vii.1965 (1 worker) [ MZSP].GoogleMaps  Miracatu, Serra do Mar, Clube Pesca & Cia, 04-07.ix.2014, Feitosa R.M. col., Winkler (1 worker) [ MZSP].GoogleMaps  Picinguaba, P.E. Serra do Mar, 23°20’10”S 44°50’15.3”W, 30.iii- 04.iv.2001, Brandão C.R.F. e Eq. cols. Winkler (6 workers) [ DZUP]; (3 workers) [ MZSP].GoogleMaps  São Vicente, Pq. Estadual do Xixová-Japui, 23°59’S 46°23’W, 18.iv.2011, Rodolfo da Silva Probst col., Winkler (2 workers) [ DZUP]; (1 worker) [ MZSP];GoogleMaps  same data, 23.iv.2011 (4 workers) [ MZSP];GoogleMaps  same data, 25.vii.2011, Winkler (1 worker) [ MZSP].GoogleMaps  Tocantins: Araguaína , 01.iv.2016, W.H. Brandão & V.E. Sandoval cols., ANTWEB1032566 (1 queen) [ UFV].GoogleMaps  COLOMBIA: Amazonas: 7km N. Letícia, 10-25.ii.1972, S.J. Peck col., en hojarasca CASENT0810431 (1 worker) [ MIZA].GoogleMaps  Isla Gorgona: M.L. Baena col., GAcd13 (1 worker) [ MZSP];GoogleMaps  same data, Gacd 21 (1 queen) [ MZSP].GoogleMaps  COSTA RICA: Alajuela: Bijagua, 10.71400 -85.03600 ± 2km, 1000m, 15-19.viii.2010, M. Pollet & A. De Braekeleer cols., pan trap, wet forest, CR/HE/PR/BPT01-05, CASENT0636122 (1 queen) [ JTLC].GoogleMaps  Río Peñas Blancas , 10.302N 34.706W, 940m, 04.vii.1984, J. Longino col., within day coll. no 1-stray, LACM ENT 142626 (1 worker) [ JTLC];GoogleMaps  same data, 10°18’N 84°45’W, 950m, 02.ii.1994, #3528, INBIOCRI001282968 (1 queen) [ JTLC].GoogleMaps  Limón: Res. Biol. Hitoy-Cerere , 9.65238 -83.02206 ± 25m, 670m, 11.vi.2015, ADMAC, #Wm-E-02-1-06, ex. sifted leaf litter, tropical rainforest, CASENT0637017 (1 worker) [ JTLC];GoogleMaps  same data, 9.65727 -83.02598 ± 25m, 530m, #Wm-E-02-1-03, CASENT0632087 (1 queen) [ DZUP].GoogleMaps  Río Pacuare , 10°01’N 83°31’W, 200m, 20.ii.1994, J. Longino col., #3576, INBIOCRI001282736 (1 worker, 1 male) [ JTLC].GoogleMaps  Puntarenas: 13km SSW Pto. Jimenez , 8.40667 -83.32833 ± 200m, 200m, 10.iii.2008, J. Longino col., #6209-38, ex. sifted leaf litter, tropical rainforest, CASENT0636083 (1 worker) [ JTLC]; CASENT0636084 (1 worker) [ DZUP].GoogleMaps  Península de Osa, Corcovado, Rio Pavo , 16.vii.1982, J. Longino col., #1200, LACM ENT 142624 (1 queen) [ JTLC].GoogleMaps  ECUADOR: Cuyabeno: 12.x- 05.xi.1994, J.P. Caldwell col., #10750 (1 worker) [ CEPEC].GoogleMaps  Morona: Santiago, Los Tayos , 3.viii.1976, Tjite de Vries col. (1 queen) [ MZSP]; (1 queen) [ DZUP].GoogleMaps  Napo: Limoncocha , 00°24’S 76°36’W, 20.vii.1973, C.W. Rettenmeyer col., #5300 (1 worker) [ MZSP];GoogleMaps  same data, 280m, 13.viii.1973, Marian Rettenmeyer, #68 (1 worker) [ MZSP]; (1 worker) [ DZUP].GoogleMaps  FRENCH GUIANA: Kaw mountains, 04°38’N 52°18’W, ix.2008, S. Groc & A. Dejean cols., #5628, Winkler, VK3-Sous-le-vent, VK3 Tr 1 W47, (1 worker, 1 queen) [ DZUP].GoogleMaps  Nouragues Natural Reserve , 4.08085 -52.68255, 200m, 28.viii.2018, C.R. Cardenas col., CRCI80828-02, Winkler (7 workers) [ DZUP];GoogleMaps  same data, 04°08’N 52°64’W, ix.2009, S. Groc & al cols., #5636, Winkler, FL 2- Liana for., FL2 Tr 2 W28 (1 worker) [ CEPEC].GoogleMaps  Petit-Saut: 02-28.xi.2001, S. Lacau & G. Fleck cols. (3 workers) [ DZUP];GoogleMaps  same data, xii.1997, S. Lacau col. (3 workers, 1 queen) [ CEPEC].GoogleMaps  Saint-Laurent do Maroni: Itoupé , 3.022305 -53.08321, 800m, 09.xi.2014, Orivel J. & Fichaux M. cols., IT14-0149, pitfall, Plateau, 72h, leaf litter, ECOFOG-IT14-0149-09 (1 worker) [ECOFOG];GoogleMaps  same data, Mitaraka , 2.227554 -54.45371, 335m, 01.iii.2015, Orivel J. & Peticlerc F. cols., MI15-0244, Winkler,pente, 48h, leaf litter,ECOFOG-MI15-0244-52(1 queen)[ ECOFOG].GoogleMaps  Saül: Belvédère de Saül, 03°37’22’’N 53°12’57’’W, 326m, 14.iii.2011, SEAG team leg., V05 (3 queens) [ DZUP].GoogleMaps  Limonade, 3.573583 -53.19847, 192m, 15.x.2013, Orivel J. & Donald J. cols., SL13-1022, pitfall, Bas fond, 72h, leaf litter, ECOFOG-SL13-1022-11 (1 worker) [ ECOFOG].GoogleMaps  Mont Chauve , 17.iv.1997, R. Garrouste col. (1 queen) [ CEPEC].GoogleMaps  GUATEMALA: Zacapa: 2km SE La Unión , 14.95384 -89.27631 ± 50m, 1430m, 12.v.2009, LLAMA cols., #Wa-B-03-2-27, ex. sifted leaf litter, treefall gap in cloud forest, CASENT0612530 (1 queen) [ JTLC];GoogleMaps  same data, 3.5km SE La Unión , 14.95000 -89.26667, 1500m, 04.vi.1991, R.S. Anderson col., #91-050, CASENT0603554 (1 worker) [ JTLC].GoogleMaps  HONDURAS: Comayagua: PN Cerro Azul Meambar, 14.86613 -87.89735, 940m, 21.v.2010, LLAMA cols., Wm-C-04-1-03, MaxiWinkler, ex. sifted leaf litter, montane rainforest, CASENT0617263 (1 worker) [ JTLC].GoogleMaps  MEXICO: Chiapas: 13.7km NW Metzabok , 17.190517 -91.73748, 540m, 14.vii.2007, J. Longino col., JTL6046-s, Winkler, wet forest, JTLC000010047 (1 worker) [ JTLC].GoogleMaps  12mi NW Ocozocoautla , 1200ft, 04-05.ix.1973, A. Newton col., CASENT0810416 (1 queen) [ MIZA].GoogleMaps  Playón de la Gloria , 16.16014°N 90.90187°W, 160m, 25.vi.2008, B. Broyles col., #0014, mature wet forest, CASENT0610361 (1 queen) [ JTLC]; CASENT0610360 (1 worker) [DZUP].GoogleMaps  Oaxaca: Uluapan , 4km NE Ayautla 18.06188 -96.64635 ± 50m, 640m, 11.vi.2016, J. Longino col., #9624.1, mature wet forest, in dead wood, CASENT0631829 (1 worker) [ JTLC].GoogleMaps  Veracruz: Est. Biol. Los Tuxtlas , vii.2001, A. Pezon col. (1 worker) [ DZUP];GoogleMaps  same data, 18.58038 -95.08110 ± 20m, 420m, 30.v.2016, ADMAC, #Wm-F-01-1-05, ex. sifted leaf litter, tropical rainforest, CASENT0640286 (1 worker) [ JTLC]; CASENT0640281 (1 queen) [DZUP];GoogleMaps  same data, 18.58461 -95.07375 ± 20m, 150m, 31.v.2016, J. Longino col., #9558.2, mature wet forest, in dead wood, CASENT0631748 (1 worker) [ JTLC]; CASENT0631749 (1 male) [DZUP];GoogleMaps  same data, 10km Sontecomapan , 18.58333 -95.08333, 200m, 20.iii.1985, P.S. Ward col., PSW07333View Materials -12, sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), CASENT0260460 (3 workers) [ PSWC].GoogleMaps  NICARAGUA: Chontales: 2.5km NE Santo Domingo , 12.27678 -85.06368 ± 50m, 730m, 21.iv.2011, J. Longino col., #JTL7381, wet forest, under large stone, CASENT0619329 (1 worker) [ JTLC]; CASENT0619921 (1 queen) [JTLC];GoogleMaps  same data, 12.27641 -85.06350 ± 100m, JTL7365-s, Winkler, wet forest, CASENT0619986 (1 worker) [ JTLC].GoogleMaps  Jinotega: Cerro Saslaya , 13.77199 -84.99771 ± 20m, 710m, 08.v.2011, LLAMA cols., #Wm-D-02-1-09, ex. sifted leaf litter, montane wet forest, CASENT0628800 (1 queen) [ JTLC]; CASENT0628797 (1 worker) [JTLC].GoogleMaps  PANAMA: Darién: Reserva Chucantí , 8.78803 -78.45035 ± 50m 720m, 20.i.2015, J. Longino col., #9071, ex. sifted leaf litter, moist forest, CASENT0633570 (1 worker) [ JTLC].GoogleMaps  PERU: Cusco: Est. Biol. Villa Carmen , -12.894740° -71.403850, 520m, 5-15.viii.2013, Ant Course 2013, successional vegetation, crops and pasture (2 workers) [ DZUP]; (1 worker) [ NHMB];GoogleMaps  same data, 29.vii.2013, B.L. Fisher & F.A. Esteves cols., BLF31444View Materials, successional vegetation, crops and pasture, ex. soil 10cm below ground, CASENT0370886 (1 worker) [ CASC];GoogleMaps  same data, -12.90244 -71.40767, 590m, 06-08.viii.2013, B.L. Fisher & F.A. Esteves cols., BLF31553View Materials, bamboo forest, secondary vegetation, sifted litter, miscellaneous collection, not a nest series, CASENT0374727 (1 worker) [ CASC]; CASENT0375939 (1 worker) [ CASC].GoogleMaps  Quincemil , km 8, 13°13’03”S 70°43’40”W, 633m, 20.viii-1.ix.2012, Cavichioli R., Santos & Takiya cols., Malaise (2 males) [ DZUP].GoogleMaps  Divisoria: 02.iv.1988, SJS16 (3 workers) [ CEPEC].GoogleMaps  Madre de Dios: Puerto Maldonado, Sachavacayoc Centre , 12°51’15.4”S 69°22’15.9”W, 209m, 19-31.vii.2012, Ant Course (2 workers) [ DZUP];GoogleMaps  same data, R. Feitosa col. (5 workers) [ DZUP].GoogleMaps  Reserva Nacional Tambopata, Sachavacayoc , 12°51’21’’S 69°21’43’’W, 210m, 19-31.vii.2012, J. Chaúl col., manual, Neotropical Ant Course, UFV LABECOL n° 000041 (1 worker) [ UFV];GoogleMaps  same data, UFV LABECOL n°000045 (1 worker) [ UFV].GoogleMaps  San Martín: Davidcillo , 20km NNE Tarapoto, 6°15’S 76°15’W, 220m 21.viii.1986, P.S.Ward col., #8684-1, sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), rainforest, PSW10127View Materials -2, CASENT0863188 (2 workers) [ PSWC].GoogleMaps  SURINAME: La Poulle: viii.1959, I.v.d. Drift col., 18.xivcd.13, (3 workers) [ DZUP]; (3 workers) [ MZSP].GoogleMaps  VENEZUELA: Aragua: Est. Biol. Rancho Grande , 10.34756°N 67.68787°W, 1140m, 11.x.2008, J. Longino col., #6439-s, ex. sifted leaf litter, montane wet forest, JTLC000015024 (1 worker) [ JTLC].GoogleMaps  PN Henri Pittier, Paso Portachuelo , 10.34761°N 67.68780°W, 1100m, 11.viii.2008, C. Rabeling col., 080811-02 (1 queen) [ ASU].GoogleMaps  Henri Pittier National Park, Valle Santa Maria, 4.8km SW Cumboto, 10.36667 -67.82667, 860m, 03.ix.2003, E. Rodríguez, A. Grotto & J. Lattke cols., JEL2832, La Esperanza, Bosque Semi decíduo, ex. hojarasca, CASENT0178695 (1 worker) [ MIZA].GoogleMaps  Paso Portachuelo, PN Henri Pittier, 10.34761°N 67.68780°W, 1100m, 9- 19.viii.2008, Ant Course, #1211, cloud forest (2 queens) [ MZSP].GoogleMaps  Bolívar: 10km Icabarú, 700m, 05.vii.1987, corteza árbol y musgo, CASENT0810411 (1 queen) [ MIZA].GoogleMaps  Rio Cuyuni , 66 km, 6°09’N 61°30’W, 250m, 11.viii.1986, P.S. Ward col., 8537.1, sifted litter, leaf mold, rotten wood, rainforest, CASENT0810417 (2 workers) [ MIZA].GoogleMaps  Miranda: 220m, P.N. Guatopo, Qda. La Culebra, Via Sta. Teresa, Agua Blanca , 18.viii.1984 J. Lattke col., #560, CASENT0810415 (2 workers) [ MIZA];GoogleMaps  same data, 35km N Altagracia, Guatopo NP Agua Blanca, 400m, 31.v.1988, S.J. Peck col., hojarasca quebrada, CASENT0810420 (1 worker) [ MIZA].GoogleMaps  Portuguesa: Qda. La Guata , 12km de Biscucuy, 600m, 21.v.1983, J. Lattke col., CASENT0810419 (1 worker, 1 male) [ MIZA]; #462, CASENT0810421 (1 worker, 1 queen) [ MIZA]; #466, CASENT0810422 (2 workers, 1 male) [ DZUP].GoogleMaps  Táchira: S. Cristóbal, La Florida, Rd. Caño Seco, La Blanca , 1125m, 09.xii.1985, J. Lattke & W.L. Brown cols., CASENT0810409 (3 workers) [ DZUP]; CASENT0810410View Materials (1 worker) [ MIZA]; CASENT0810410View Materials (1 queen)GoogleMaps  [MIZA].

DZUP

Universidade Federal do Parana, Colecao de Entomologia Pe. Jesus Santiago Moure

UCDC

R. M. Bohart Museum of Entomology

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

MZSP

Sao Paulo, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo

MPEG

Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection

MIZA

Museo del Instituto de Zoologia Agricola Francisco Fernandez Yepez

NHMB

Natural History Museum Bucharest