Gnamptogenys JTL-005 (cf. porcata) Longino ms.

Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker face view

worker lateral view


Costa Rica (San Luis Valley near Monteverde).


Pronotum separated from remainder of mesosoma by a very distinct suture, completely breaking the sculpture; anteroventral process of petiole a regularly tapering anterior tooth, not square-cut; petiolar node tilted posteriad in side view, the postero-dorsal angle sharply rounded and overhanging the posterior face; scapes surpassing margin of vertex by less than length of first funicular segment when laid back; HL 1.115, HW 0.879, SL 0.963, WL 1.542 (n=1).

Natural History

Known from one collection:

Puntarenas: San Luis Valley, 1017'N, 8447'W, 1100m (J. Longino). Evergreen forest. Nest in live stem Eleagina(?) (Rubiac.); entire nest collected; contained only workers and 1 poor-looking larva.

Page author:

John T. Longino, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 98505

Date of this version: 4 December 1998
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