Sericomyrmex amabilis Wheeler, 1925,

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http://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.5.1205

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4338326

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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 4759GoogleMaps  ; 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 4759GoogleMaps  ; Caquetá • 4 workers; Florencia; 01°37′11″N, 075°36′14″W; alt. 300 m; 31 Mar. 2016; F. Sernaleg.; UNAB 4364GoogleMaps  ; Caquetá • 3 workers; Florencia; 01°30′4″N, 075°39′42″W; alt. 280 m; Sep. 2017; UNAB members leg.; UNAB 4759GoogleMaps  ; Caquetá • 1 worker; Flor- encia; 01°30′4″N, 075°39′42″W; alt. 280 m; Sep. 2017; D. Cubillosleg.; UNAB 4759GoogleMaps  ; Chocó • 1 worker; Lloró; 05°29′00″N, 076°32′00″W; alt. 90 m; 26 Nov. 1998; J. Neita, M. Renteria leg.; MEFLG 5902GoogleMaps  ; Chocó • 6 work- ers; Unguía; 08°02′00″N, 077°05′00″W; alt. 7 m; Jan. 2002; F. Sernaleg.; UNAB 4759GoogleMaps  ; Meta • 1 worker; Puerto Lopez; 04°17′31″N, 072°33′40″W; alt. 182 m; 21 Apr. 2011; M. Montanez leg.; UNAB 4759GoogleMaps  ; Tolima • 1 worker; Guamo; 04°02′05″N, 074°58′25″W; alt. 323 m; 18 Aug. 2003; F. Serna, E. Díaz leg.; UNAB 4759GoogleMaps  ; 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).