Temnothorax JTL-006 Longino ms

Myrmicinae, Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker lateral view

worker face view


Costa Rica: Monteverde.


Antennae 12-segmented; petiolar peduncle longer than node; dorsal mesosomal profile long and flat, forming a single unbroken surface; color orange.

Natural History

I know this species from one worker. I collected it in the moist forest transition zone just below Monteverde, at 1200m on the Bajo Tigre trail.


This species appears to be rare in Monteverde, given abundant collecting in the region. It is curiously similar to another Monteverde species, JTL-007, differing mainly in color. This species is orange and JTL-007 is black. JTL-007 is known from one canopy fogging sample of a pasture tree at the edge of cloud forest, at 1500m elevation and just above where JTL-006 was collected.

Page author:

John T. Longino, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 98505 USA. longinoj@evergreen.edu

Date of this version: 5 September 2004.
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