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

Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker face view

worker lateral view

Range

Costa Rica (San Luis Valley near Monteverde).

Identification

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 USA.longinoj@evergreen.edu


Date of this version: 4 December 1998
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