Gnamptogenys bisulca Kempf & Brown 1968

Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker face view

worker lateral view

Range

Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador (Lattke 1995). Costa Rica: mid-elevation Atlantic slope in Cordillera Volcanica Central.

Identification

Both promesonotal suture and metanotal suture distinct, completely breaking sculpture; anteroventral process of petiole square-cut, with sharp posterior angle.

Notes

This uncommon species inhabits forest floor leaf litter in montane wet forest. In Costa Rica it is known from three Winkler samples: Heredia: Casa Plastico, 17km S Pto. Viejo, 1018'N, 842'W, 550m (coll. J. Longino); 16km N Vol. Barba, 1016'N, 845'W, 1020m (coll. J. Longino); 17km N Vol. Barba, 1017'N, 845'W, 880m (coll. J. Longino).

Type data

Gnamptogenys bisulca Kempf & Brown 1968:92. Type worker, queen: Colombia, Valle: Represa Calima.

Literature Cited

Kempf, W. W., W. L. Brown, Jr. 1968. Report on some neotropical ant studies. Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia 22:89-102.

Lattke, J. E. 1995. Revision of the ant genus Gnamptogenys in the New World (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 4:137-193.


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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