Known from more than 20 collections from a range of habitat types. The bulk of this material was gathered from litter samples. There is also a record of a collection of a ground forager. This is a relatively unusual record as Strumigenys are rarely observed foraging.
Bolton (2000) - A member of the Strumigenys ludia-group. Easily separated from Strumigenys ludia and Strumigenys idiogenes as both of these are larger and have a flagellate apicoscrobal hair, together with flagellate hairs at the pronotal humeri and on the mesonotum.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- boneti. Strumigenys boneti Brown, 1959a: 103 (w.) MEXICO. See also: Bolton, 2000: 527.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Bolton (2000) - TL 2.1-2.3, HL 0.50-0.56, HW 0.43-0.47, CI 82-85, ML 0.30-0.31, MI 55-60, SL 0.32-0.34, SI 72-75, PW 0.28-0.29, AL 0.50-0.58 (3 measured).
Mandible sometimes without preapical dentition but usually a minute denticle present close to midlength of inner margin. Apicoscrobal hair and pronotal humeral hair stiff and stout, simple or slightly expanded to truncated apically. Cephalic dorsum with two pairs of short erect hairs, one near highest point of vertex, the other close to occipital margin. Dorsum of pronotum with 1-2 pairs, and dorsum of mesonotum with 1-3 pairs of short stout erect hairs. First gastral tergite with short stout standing hairs that are shallowly curved, simple to remiform. Pronotal dorsum reticulate-punctate, without longitudinal rugulae. Petiole node in dorsal view broader than long. Disc of postpetiole reticulate-punctate. First gastral tergite finely and densely reticulate-punctate to reticulate-shagreenate everywhere.
Bolton (2000) - Holotype worker, MEXICO: Tabasco, Palmillas, 18.viii.1945, sample no. 1109 (F. Bonet); paratype workers, MEXICO: ridge between Antiguo Morelos and Nuevo Morelos, 18.xi.1948 (E. S. Ross); Cozumel, Quintana Roo, 16.vii.1951, #19 (L. J. Stannard) (Museum of Comparative Zoology, California Academy of Sciences) [examined].
- Bolton, B. 2000. The ant tribe Dacetini. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute. 65:1-1028.
- Brown, W. L., Jr. 1959a. The neotropical species of the ant genus Strumigenys Fr. Smith: group of emeryi Mann. Entomological News. 70:97-104. (page 103, worker described)
- Brown, W. L., Jr. 1962c. The neotropical species of the ant genus Strumigenys Fr. Smith: synopsis and keys to the species. Psyche. 69:238-267. PDF