Pachycondyla pergandei Forel 1909

Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker face view

worker lateral view


Guatemala to Bolivia. Costa Rica: Atlantic slope rainforest.


Small black species; mesosomal dorsum setose; no carina between mandible and eye; orifice of propodeal spiracle circular, not slit shaped (note that other species may have a circular boss around the spiracular orifice, but orifice itself is slit-shaped); scapes barely attaining margin of vertex; petiole scale-shaped, tapering dorsally; ventral process of petiole an even convex curve; erect setae projecting from sides of head; dorsal and lateral faces of pronotum continuous, not differentiated; anteromedian margin of clypeus triangular, lacking a short spine.

Natural History

This species inhabits rainforest litter. I know it from one specimen, from a Winkler sample from Hitoy Cerere Biological Reserve.

Type Data

Euponera (Mesoponera) pergandei Forel 1909:245.

Literature Cited

Forel, A. 1909. Ameisen aus Guatemala usw., Paraguay und Argentinien (Hym.). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 1909:239-269.

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

Date of this version: 22 March 2007.
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