Ecitoninae, Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia
Costa Rica: mid-elevation Atlantic slope.
Worker: posterior face of propodeum straight, not concave, as long or longer than dorsal face; eye without distinct convex cornea, reduced to yellow speck below cuticle; apex of scape does not exceed eye level; anteroventral tooth of petiole large and triangular; face with sparse small puncta; basal tooth of mandible moderate to small; mesosoma of largest worker greater than 1.2mm; propodeal suture impressed; dorsa of promesonotum and propodeum forming two separate convexities; petiole in lateral view somewhat pedunculate.
Similar species: N. swainsonii.
Workers of this species are known from one collection. Workers were found in a Winkler sample from the 1100m site on the Barva transect in Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Males have been collected in two different Malaise traps and a flight intercept trap at the 500m site (El Ceibo) on the Barva transect, Braulio Carrillo National Park, and from a light trap at La Selva Biological Station. They were collected in January, February, and March.
Males were previously identified as a separate morphospecies, JTL-003. CO1 (DNA barcode) sequence data (courtesy Alex Smith and BOLD) revealed the workers and males to be conspecific.
John T. Longino, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 98505 USA.email@example.com
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