Neivamyrmex adnepos (Wheeler 1922)

Ecitoninae, Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker face view

worker lateral view


Brazil (AM, PA), Trinidad (type locality), Ecuador, Costa Rica. Costa Rica: Atlantic lowlands, Central Valley.


Posterior face of propodeum concave medially, with prominent lateral carinae; apex of scape nearer eye level than upper head margin; eye indistinct or absent, and without distinct convex cornea.

Natural History

This species inhabits lowland wet forest on the Atlantic slope. I know it from two collections: at Tortuguero I found a tight column running just under the leaf litter at night; at Hitoy Cerere Biological Reserve I found workers in a rotten log.

Page author:

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

Date of this version: 14 July 2005.
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