Epigaeic forager of mostly lowland forested areas.
A member of the striatula subgroup (in the striatula species group). Slightly roughened costulae; pronotum with concentric costulae; posterodorsal mesosomal face with longitudinal costulae; subpetiolar process subquadrate, sometimes anteriorly projecting into a lobe. (Lattke 1995)
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DaRocha et al. (2015) studied the diversity of ants found in bromeliads of a single large tree of Erythrina, a common cocoa shade tree, at an agricultural research center in Ilhéus, Brazil. Forty-seven species of ants were found in 36 of 52 the bromeliads examined. Bromeliads with suspended soil and those that were larger had higher ant diversity.
Dambros et al. (2018) - Gnamptogenys moelleri was collected via arboreal fogging in an inundated northern Pantanal (Mato Grasso, Brazil) cambarazal forest. The seasonally flooded forest was dominated by Vochysia divergens Pohl. (Vochysiaceae).
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- moelleri. Holcoponera moelleri Forel, 1912c: 34 (w.q.) BRAZIL. Combination in Gnamptogenys: Brown, 1958g: 228. Senior synonym of splendens: Brown, 1958g: 228; of teffensis (and its junior synonym concinna Santschi): Lattke, 1995: 176.
- concinna. Holcoponera teffensis var. concinna Santschi, 1929h: 450, fig. 23 (w.) GUYANA. [Unresolved junior secondary homonym of concinna Smith, F. above.] Junior synonym of teffensis: Brown, 1958g: 229.
- splendens. Holcoponera moelleri var. splendens Santschi, 1929h: 450, fig. 15 (w.m.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of moelleri: Brown, 1958g: 228.
- teffensis. Holcoponera teffensis Santschi, 1929h: 449, figs. 17, 22 (w.) BRAZIL (attributed to Borgmeier). Combination in Gnamptogenys: Brown, 1958g: 229. Senior synonym of concinna Santschi: Brown, 1958g: 229. Junior synonym of moelleri: Lattke, 1995: 176.
- Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958g. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 118: 173-362 (page 228, Combination in Gnamptogenys, Senior synonym of splendens)
- Dambros, J., V. F. Vindica, J. H. C. Delabie, M. I. Marques, and L. D. Battirola. 2018. Canopy Ant Assemblage (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Two Vegetation Formations in the Northern Brazilian Pantanal. Sociobiology. 65:358-369. doi:10.13102/sociobiology.v65i3.1932
- DaRocha, W. D., S. P. Ribeiro, F. S. Neves, G. W. Fernandes, M. Leponce, and J. H. C. Delabie. 2015. How does bromeliad distribution structure the arboreal ant assemblage (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on a single tree in a Brazilian Atlantic forest agroecosystem? Myrmecological News. 21:83-92.
- Forel, A. 1912d. Formicides néotropiques. Part I. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 56: 28-49 (page 34, worker, queen described)
- Lattke, J. E. 1995. Revision of the ant genus Gnamptogenys in the New World (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Hym. Res. 4: 137-193 (page 176, Senior synonym of teffensis (and its junior synonym concinna Santschi))
- Lattke, J.E., Fernández, F. & Palacio, E.E. 2007. Identification of the species of Gnamptogenys Roger in the Americas (pp. 254-270). In Snelling, R.R., Fisher, B.L. & Ward, P.S. (eds). Advances in ant systematics: homage to E.O. Wilson – 50 years of contributions. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80: 690 pp. PDF