Check List 12(4): e19541, doi: 10.15560/12.4.1939
Southernmost record and new habitat type for Eurhopalothrix bruchi (Santschi, 1922) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Sierra de La Ventana (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
expand article infoSantiago Santoandré, M. Isabel Bellocq, Julieta Filloy
‡ Departamento de Ecología, Genética y Evolución, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires - IEGEBA (CONICET-UBA), Ciudad Universitaria, Pab 2, Piso 4, Buenos Aires 1426, Argentina., Argentina
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We report a new record of Eurhopalothrix bruchi(Santschi, 1922) from a mountain system in central-eastern Argentina. This is the southernmost record for the species, and the first reported from grassland habitats. One worker was collected in a pitfall trap during a survey of the myrmecofauna in Ernesto Tornquist Provincial Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina (38°03ʹ41ʺ S, 061°59ʹ18ʺ W; 700 m above sea level), in the summer of 2012–2013. We compile previous records in the Neotropics of this species and update the current geographical distribution.
ants; Argentina; Attini; distributional range; new record; pitfall trap