Pheidole JTL-137 Longino ms

Myrmicinae, Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker face view

worker lateral view


Costa Rica: Cordillera Volcanica Central (Barva transect, 1500m).


Minor worker: head length 0.49mm, head width 0.45mm, scape length 0.49mm, Webers length 0.60mm (n=1). Head flattened behind; mesonotal suture absent, promesonotum evenly arched; propodeal spines short; face, pronotum, dorsal face of propodeum smooth and shining; katepisternum, anepisternum, and side of propodeum foveate-rugose; gaster smooth and shining; dorsal pilosity abundant, long, flexuous; color red brown.

Similar species: umphreyi, JTL-127.

Natural History

This species inhabits cloud forest. During ALAS project sampling of the Barva transect a single worker was found at the 1500m site, in a Winkler sample.


Could this be a nanitic of umphreyi?

Page author:

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

Date of this version: 26 November 2005.
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