Pheidole JTL-129 Longino & Cover ms

Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker face view

worker lateral view

major face view

major lateral view

Identification

Minor worker: head length 0.60mm, head width 0.59mm, scape length 0.82mm, Webers length 0.80mm (n=1). Like an orange rugiceps.

Major worker: head length 1.07mm, head width 1.08mm, scape length 0.82mm (n=1). Clypeus smooth and shining; face with concentric whorls of rugae around antennal insertions, longitudinal rugae on malar space, and oblique rugae between frontal carinae and eyes, posterior half of face smooth and shining; hypostomal margin straight, with median tooth, and a pair of slightly larger teeth about one half distance from midline to recessed teeth flanking mandible bases; dorsal pilosity moderately abundant; head with abundant erect setae projecting from sides of head in face view.

Range

Costa Rica: Atlantic slope at 1000m.

Natural History

This species is known from three different collections, all from the same locality. They were collected at the 1070m site on the Barva transect in Braulio Carrillo National Park. This is a very wet forested site. The three collections were from the ALAS project. Two were Winkler samples of sifted leaf litter from the forest floor; one was in a pan trap on the ground.


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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