Simopelta jeckylli, Mann, 1916

Fernandes, Itanna O., Souza, Jorge L. P., C, Fernando Fernández, Delabie, Jacques H. C. & Schultz, Ted R., 2015, A new species of Simopelta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae) from Brazil and Costa Rica, Zootaxa 3956 (2), pp. 295-300: 299

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Simopelta jeckylli


New records for S. jeckylli (Mann, 1916) 

Simopelta jeckylli  was first recorded by Mann from Brazil, Rondônia, Madeira-Mamoré, R. R. Co. Camp 39. A second occurrence was reported in Mackay and Mackay (2008), from Ecuador (Orellana). Here we report two additional occurrences of this extremely rare species and extend its known distribution to Tailândia in the state of Pará (Brazil).

Additional material: 13 workers, Rondônia, Porto Velho, Rio Madeira (módulo de Jaci–MD ), 09° 26 ’ 56 ”S, 64 ° 21 ’ 25 ”W, Km 4, subparcela 50, 22.i. 2014, leg. A. H. C. Oliveira, ( INPA)GoogleMaps  ; 1 worker, Pará, Tailândia , Fazenda Santa Maria , 17– 2003, leg. A. M. Elizabeth ( CPDC)  .


Brazil, Amazonas, Manaus, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazoonia, Colecao Sistematica da Entomologia


Brazil, Bahia, Itabuna, Centro de Pesquisas do Cacau