Gnamptogenys stellae Lattke 1995

Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker face view

worker lateral view

worker face view

worker lateral view


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.

Type data

Gnamptogenys stellae Lattke 1995:183. Holotype worker: Costa Rica, [Limon Province] Estrella Valley, April 1924 (W. M. Mann) [USNM].

Literature Cited

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

Date of this version: 12 June 2003
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