Cyphomyrmex andersoni Mackay and Serna 2010

Attini, Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

Range

Costa Rica (type locality), Honduras, Guatemala.

Identification

Mandibles with 6 teeth, gradually diminishing in size toward base; preocular carina extending all the way back to the vertex margin, forming ventral border of antennal scrobe; propodeal spines present; node of petiole bidentate.

Similar species: Cyphomyrmex snellingi.

Natural History

This species inhabits mid-elevation cloud forest. The types are workers collected in sifted litter samples by Bob Anderson, from the Cordillera de Tilarán and Cordillera de Guanacaste. The ALAS project collected alate queens from Malaise traps at the 1100m site on the Barva Transect. The LLAMA project collected workers from sifted litter samples from cloud forest sites in Honduras and Guatemala.

Comments

Literature Cited

Mackay, W. P., and F. Serna. 2010. Two new species of the strigatus species complex of the ant genus Cyphomyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Costa Rica and Panamá. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 19:44-50.


Page author:

John T. Longino, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 98505 USA.longinoj@evergreen.edu


Date of this version: 27 April 2010.
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