Strumigenys boneti Brown, 1959

Booher, Douglas B., 2021, The ant genus Strumigenys Smith, 1860 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in western North America North of Mexico, Zootaxa 5061 (2), pp. 201-248 : 222

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Strumigenys boneti Brown, 1959


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Distribution. USA to Honduras; in USA occurs in Texas.

Comments. Strumigenys boneti has a mainly Central American distribution with a range barely entering the USA, in two Texas counties (Hidalgo and Cameron) bordering the Rio Grande. Stray workers of this species have been collected mostly by litter sifting in woodland habitats in at least seven localities in the most southern subtropical refugia of Texas. The collections of this species south of Texas tend to follow the Gulf and Atlantic states of Mexico into the Yucatán Peninsula, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras.

Material examined: USA, Texas, Cameron Co., Sabal Palm Grove Sanctuary , 25.84975, -97.41892 ± 5 m, 10 m, 3 Nov 2013, sabal palm leaf litter, 1worker, coll. R. & C. Anderson GoogleMaps , RSA 2013TX04, (jtl713343)[ JTLC] ; USA, Texas, Cameron Co., dense coastal brush Laguna Atascosa NWR, 26.265451, -97.390284, 3 m, 8 Oct 2003, ex. pitfall, 1 worker, coll. J. King & E. Riley [ SHSU] GoogleMaps ; USA, Texas, Cameron Co., 15 miles E of Rio Hondo , 26.224013, -97.351508, 3 m, 22 Oct 1995, pitfall, swine feces, 1 worker, coll. C.S. Wolfe, [ SHSU] GoogleMaps ; USA, Texas, Hidalgo Co., 26.08023, -98.13996 ± 50 m, 25 m ±20, 5 Nov 2013, ex. Winkler of cedar elm sifted leaf litter, 1 worker, coll. R. Anderson GoogleMaps , RSA 2013TX01, (casent0635914)[ JTLC] ; USA, Texas, Hidalgo Co., Anzalduas County Park , 26.140785, - 98.328243 ±100 m, 35 m ±2, 15 Oct 1988, berlese, mixed hardwood forest leaf litter, 1 worker, R. Anderson, (casent0875747)[ DBBC] GoogleMaps ; USA, Texas, Hidalgo Co., Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge , 26.06667, -98.13333 ±one minute, 30 m, 14 Dec 1984, Strays from leaf litter, dense woodland in leaf litter, Night collecting, 1 worker, J. Longino, JTL0085-s, (lacment002372)[ LACM] GoogleMaps .


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