Solenopsis JTL-012 Longino ms.

Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker face view

worker lateral view


Colombia, Costa Rica. Costa Rica: Osa Peninsula.


Medium size; color black; anterior clypeal margin concave; petiolar node broad, rounded, symmetrical front to back; postpetiole lacking anteroventral process.

Natural History

This species occurs in lowland rainforest of the Osa Peninsula. Foragers are relatively common on extrafloral nectaries. I have never found a nest in Costa Rica, but I have one record from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta area of Colombia, where I found a nest in a small dead stick.

Page author:

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

Date of this version: 15 August 2005.
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