Neivamyrmex compressinodis Borgmeier 1953

Ecitoninae, Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker face view

worker lateral view

Additional images: worker dorsal view (large, small).


Costa Rica: Atlantic slope to 600m.


Face smooth and shining; juncture of dorsal and posterior faces of propodeum forming sharp right angle; postpetiole in dorsal view relatively thin; eye without distinct convex cornea, reduced to yellow spot below cuticle or absent.

Natural History

The type specimens were collected at "Port Lim—n."

I know this species from one collection. The location and habitat was 25 year old second growth forest at El Plastico, a 550m elevation site on the Atlantic slope near La Selva. Workers were in a Winkler sample of sifted leaf litter from the forest floor.

Page author:

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

Date of this version: 14 July 2005.
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