Rogeria

LaPolla, J. S. & Sosa-Calvo, J., 2006, Review of the ant genus Rogeria (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Guyana., Zootaxa 1330, pp. 59-68 : 59

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6261709

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:76E3F497-2820-4938-9A15-17F75BC52FFC

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6261709

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scientific name

Rogeria
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[[ Genus Rogeria   HNS ]]

The rarely collected myrmicine ant genus Rogeria   HNS has a disjunct distribution, with 36 species previously known to occur in the New World and 3 species that are known from the Australasian region (Kugler 1994). Rogeria   HNS ants are cryptic in habit and specimens are primarily collected from leaf litter and rotten wood, usually through Berlese or Winkler sampling. Not much is known about their biology, except that nests have been taken in rotting logs, under rocks, and from the trunks of cacao trees (Kugler 1994).

Despite a recent revision of the genus by Kugler (1994), new species are still being discovered. Recent survey work in Guyana revealed a number of new records of Rogeria   HNS species for the country, along with the discovery of a new species collected by Neal Weber in 1936. Here we describe this new species and provide a review of the genus in Guyana.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae