Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia
Minor worker: head length 0.83mm, head width 0.61mm, scape length 1.18mm, Webers length 1.13mm (n=1). Head elongate, subtrapezoidal behind, with distinct vertex collar; promesonotal and metanotal grooves impressed; posterior border of metanotal groove in the form of a pronounced right-angle step; anepisternum impressed relative to katepisternum; propodeal spines very long; face smooth and shiny; pronotum smooth and shiny; katepisternum and lower side of propodeum reticulate rugose foveolate; anepisternum, mesonotal dorsum, and propodeal dorsum smooth and shiny; gaster smooth and shiny; dorsal pilosity moderately abundant, of moderate length, slightly stiff; color red brown.
Major worker: head length 1.36mm, head width 1.23mm, scape length 1.18mm (n=1). Much of face densely rugose foveolate, becoming striatofoveolate medially and on vertex lobes; hypostomal teeth lacking; recessed teeth flanking mandibles present; face and sides of head covered with long, silky, appressed pubescence; gaster with abundant, long, flexuous setae.
Identity as ajax determined by specimen at MCZ, compared with type by E. O. Wilson.
Costa Rica: Atlantic slope to 600m; Central Valley.
San Jose (type locality).
Braulio Carrillo National Park (Carrillo).
Rara Avis: mature wet forest; under bark on rotten stump.
La Selva: at baits.
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
Date of this version: 26 November 1997
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