Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia
Image of queen face view: (small file, large file).
Minor worker: head length 0.65mm, head width 0.59mm, scape length 0.91mm, Webers length 0.94mm (n=1). Head rounded behind; promesonotum evenly arched, mesonotal suture absent; propodeal spines long, upturned; face, mesosoma, and gaster largely smooth and shining, very faint sculpture on anepisternum and propodeum; dorsal pilosity moderately abundant, long, flexuous; color red brown.
Major worker: unknown.
Costa Rica: Atlantic slope.
This large species is known from very few records. One worker was collected in a Winkler sample from La Selva Biological Station. Longino collected a queen and several minor workers from a small chamber beneath a stone, in clay soil beneath mature rainforest, at the 500m site on the Barva transect. Marc Pollet also collected some workers in pan traps set out at this site.
John T. Longino, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 98505 USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
Stefan Cover, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 02138 USA. email@example.com
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