Stegomyrmex manni

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Stegomyrmex manni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Stegomyrmex
Species: S. manni
Binomial name
Stegomyrmex manni
Smith, M.R., 1946

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Specimen labels

Stegomyrmex manni has been found on the forest floor of mature rainforests in Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia. Longino found specimens of S. manni in Winkler samples of sifted litter from the forest floor collected at Manuel Antonio National Park, Carara Biological Reserve, Penas Blancas east of Monteverde, and Hitoy Cerere Biological Reserve, all in Costa Rica. An alate gyne was collected at La Selva Biological Station. (Feitosa et al. 2008)


Feitosa et al. (2008) - The combination of the relatively high promesonotumin side view, propodeal spines directed posteriorly, and propodeal spiracles strongly projected laterally separate this species from the other in the genus.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Panama (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Holldobler and Wilson (1986) illustrated and discussed the special soil-binding setae of S. manni (cited as Stegomyrmex connectens).



The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • manni. Stegomyrmex manni Smith, M.R. 1946: 288 (w.) PANAMA. See also: Diniz, 1990: 288; Feitosa, Brandão & Diniz, 2008: 80.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Type Material

Feitosa et al. (2008) - Holotype worker. PANAMA: Canal Zone, Barro Colorado Island, ix.1941, (James Zetek) (Zetek code 4879) (USNM code 57305) National Museum of Natural History (not examined).