Acropyga panamensis Weber 1944

Formicinae, Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker face view

worker lateral view
worker mandible

Additional images: male genitalia, dorsal, lateral, ventral.


Costa Rica, Panama and Guyana. Costa Rica: Pacific lowlands (Corcovado and Santa Rosa national parks).


Basal tooth of mandible greatly enlarged, roughly rectangular in shape; antennae with 8 segments, with apical segment greatly enlarged, twice as wide as other segments and almost as long as all other funicular segments combined.

Natural History

This species occurs in moist forest habitats of Costa Rica's Pacific lowlands. Longino found two colonies under stones in the "bosque humedo" of Santa Rosa National Park, on 15 July 1985. One nest contained alate queens and males. Workers were also collected in a Winkler sample of sifted leaf litter from Sirena in Corcovado National Park.

Page author:

John LaPolla, Department of Entomology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA.

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

Date of this version: 14 July 2004.
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