Pheidole JTL-112 Longino ms

Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker face view

worker lateral view

Image of queen face view: (small file, large file).

Identification

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.

Range

Costa Rica: Atlantic slope.

Natural History

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.


Page authors:

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

Stefan Cover, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 02138 USA. scover@oeb.harvard.edu


Date of this version: 7 October 2003.
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