Neivamyrmex iridescens Borgmeier 1950

Ecitoninae, Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker face view

worker lateral view


Suriname, Guyana (type locality), Costa Rica. Costa Rica: Atlantic and southern Pacific lowlands.


Posterior face of propodeum strongly concave, distinctly indented below a rounded juncture of dorsal and posterior faces; eye with distinct convex cornea; head smooth and with sparse small puncta, distinctly shiny; surface of body red brown with violaceous reflections.

Similar species: N. alfaroi.

Natural History

I know this species from two collections. I collected from a column at 1900hrs at Sirena in Corcovado National Park. Ronald Vargas, of Project ALAS, collected from a column at La Selva Biological Station.

Page author:

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

Date of this version: 14 July 2005.
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