Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia
Costa Rica (southern Atlantic lowlands, Guanacaste).
Promesonotal suture very faintly impressed, not breaking sculpture; scapes fail to reach margin of vertex when laid back; dorsal surface of mandible smooth and shiny, except for traces of longitudinal striae at base; propodeal dorsum longitudinally striate; anterior margin of clypeus straight, terminating laterally in indistinct, rounded corners; anteroventral petiolar process more or less tapering anteriorly, lacking posterior lobe or square-cut corner, and lacking distinct fenestra; compound eye small, its greatest diameter subequal to the maximum width of antennal scape; eye diameter/HW = 0.12; AT4 longitudinally striate, at least anteriorly; HL 1.18, ML 0.57, HW 1.06, SL 0.65, ED 0.13, WL 1.55.
Known from two collections. The holotype was collected in Valle de Estrella, a site in the southern Atlantic lowlands. A second collection was recently made by C. Johnson at Estacion Pitilla, Guanacaste Conservation Area.
Gnamptogenys stellae Lattke 1995:183. Holotype worker: Costa Rica, [Limon Province] Estrella Valley, April 1924 (W. M. Mann) [USNM].
Lattke, J. E. 1995. Revision of the ant genus Gnamptogenys in the New World (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 4:137-193.
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