Probolomyrmex cegua

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Probolomyrmex cegua
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Proceratiinae
Tribe: Probolomyrmecini
Genus: Probolomyrmex
Species: P. cegua
Binomial name
Probolomyrmex cegua
Oliveira & Feitosa, 2019

Specimens of this species come from Reserva Natural Datanlí El Diablo, which is a patchy matrix of private coffee farms and primary and secondary cloud forests. The holotype was obtained from a sifted leaf-litter sample collected in a primary cloud forest, with many large oak trees and abundant tree ferns. The paratype was also found in a leaf litter sample from a montane wet forest, near coffee and agricultural clearings. Both localities are above 1300 meters of altitude.


Petiole unarmed; postero-ventral lobe short and evenly rounded; subpetiolar process weakly developed. Prora present; dorsal protuberance on posterior region of first gastral tergite absent.

Probolomyrmex cegua is similar to Probolomyrmex lamellatus, but has propodeal angles, absent in P. lamellatus, and the postero-ventral lobe of the petiole is rounded.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Nicaragua (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • cegua. Probolomyrmex cegua Oliveira & Feitosa, 2019: 75, figs. 14, 15 (w.) NICARAGUA.

Type Material

  • Holotype: NICARAGUA: Jinotega: RN Datanlí El Diablo, 13.09543, -85.85804, 1310m, 20.v.2011, LLAMA, #Wm-D-04-2-03, (worker) [CASC, unique specimen identifier CASENT0629220].
  • Paratype: same data as holotype, except: 13.10974, -85.86772, 1440m, 18.v.2011, LLAMA, #Wa-D-04-1-35 (1 worker) [DZUP, unique specimen identifer CASENT0629183].