Ants of Parque Nacional La Muralla, Honduras

Report by John T. (Jack) Longino, The Evergreen State College.

This is a working list of the ants of Ants of Parque Nacional La Muralla, Honduras, based on Project LLAMA sampling. Specimen records have been uploaded to the AntWeb database and are periodically updated.

This is a static webpage with links to the AntWeb species pages, where you can see distribution maps on Google Earth. If links are dead, that means the database has changed as hypotheses of species boundaries evolve and names change.

There is a minimum of 85 species so far recorded.

Acromyrmex coronatus
Adelomyrmex silvestrii
Adelomyrmex tristani
Amblyopone degenerata
Anochetus orchidicola
Azteca coeruleipennis
Belonopelta deletrix
Brachymyrmex (not sorted to species)
Camponotus albicoxis
Camponotus atriceps
Camponotus JTL062
Camponotus striatus
Cerapachys JTL005
Cerapachys JTL011
Cheliomyrmex morosus
Crematogaster opaca (may be the southernmost record of the subgenus Crematogaster s.s., a temperate zone lineage)
Crematogaster sumichrasti
Cryptopone gilva
Cyphomyrmex andersoni (rare!)
Cyphomyrmex rimosus s.l. (widespread complex of species, including minutus, fuscus)
Discothyrea denticulata
Discothyrea JTL007
Discothyrea JTL013
Dolichoderus lutosus
Gnamptogenys minuta
Gnamptogenys porcata
Gnamptogenys strigata
Hypoponera parva
Hypoponera (other material not sorted to species)
Labidus coecus
Leptanilloides JTL002 (tiny males with thin, curved, falcate mandibles; 2 collected in Malaise samples from La Muralla; assumed to be the same as the workers that LLAMA has collected in Chiapas and Guatemala, males from many other LLAMA sites.)
Leptogenys imperatrix
Myrmelachista zeledoni
Neivamyrmex halidaii
Neivamyrmex sumichrasti
Neivamyrmex texanus
Nylanderia (not sorted to species)
Octostruma JTL008
Odontomachus laticeps
Pachycondyla aenescens (northernmost record of this montane species)
Pachycondyla harpax
Pachycondyla JTL022 (ferrugineus complex)
Pachycondyla lineaticeps (northernmost record?)
Pachycondyla unidentata
Pheidole beloceps
Pheidole bilimeki
Pheidole browni
Pheidole exarata
Pheidole guerrerana (Minor workers are similar to the super-abundant Pheidole mooreorum. Some of the many baiting and Winkler specimens identified as P. mooreorum in ethanol could be P. guerrerana)
Pheidole gulo
Pheidole harrisonfordi (Minor workers of harrisonfordi, rectisentis, and JTL205 are nearly indistinguishable. Together they are very abundant ants at baits and in Winkler samples. Identifications based on minors only are likely to have a high error rate.)
Pheidole inermis
Pheidole JTL158
Pheidole JTL189
Pheidole JTL204
Pheidole JTL205 (see note for harrisonfordi)
Pheidole mooreorum (see note for guerrerana)
Pheidole prattorum
Pheidole radoszkowskii
Pheidole rectisentis (see note for harrisonfordi)
Pheidole rhinomontana
Pheidole striaticeps
Pheidole susannae
Pheidole tschinkeli
Ponera JTL002
Proceratium mancum
Procryptocerus mayri
Procryptocerus scabriusculus
Pseudomyrmex (being processed by Phil Ward, but the following species was the one abundant species.)
Pseudomyrmex championi
Pyramica brevicornis
Pyramica JTL016
Pyramica myllorhapha
Pyramica paradoxa (Very distinctive species previously known from a single worker from Costa Rica!)
Pyramica rogata (Unsure of species boundaries in this complex; could be three species at La Muralla, all called "rogata" for now.)
Rhopalothrix JTL002
Rogeria innotabilis
Solenopsis geminata
Solenopsis JTL031 (a distinctive thief ant with a transverse carina on vertex margin; previously known only from Costa Rica.)
Solenopsis (material of other thief ants not sorted to species; several species present.)
Stenamma felixi
Stenamma mgb20
Stenamma mgb60
Stenamma mgb62
Stenamma mgb63
Strumigenys biolleyi
Strumigenys nevermanni (head shape like nevermanni and emeryi; setae on gaster most like nevermanni)
Strumigenys timicala (super-abundant in litter)
Tapinoma (one species moderately abundant in dead stems)
Temnothorax JTL007
Temnothorax salvini
Wasmannia auropunctata (Very rare at this site! Collected at a single bait.)

Page author:

John T. Longino, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 98505

Date of this version: 10 July 2011.

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