Adelomyrmex foveolatus Fernandez 2003

Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

= Adelomyrmex JTL-004

worker lateral view

worker face view

Above images of holotype. Additional holotype images: (dorsal view), (labels).


Costa Rica: La Selva (Fernandez and MacKay 2003, Fernandez 2003).


Dorsum of mesosoma largely smooth; postpetiole broadly rounded posteriorly, not projecting over gaster; propodeal spines relatively elongate and narrowly acute; lateral portions of face (antennal scrobe areas) and medial vertex area with widely spaced foveae, intervals smooth and shining; eyes composed of about 7 facets; hypostomal tooth small but distinct, in the form of a sharp denticle; dorsal pilosity moderately long and dense; color red brown; WL=0.56mm (n=1).

Natural History

Known only from 3 Winkler samples from La Selva.

Literature Cited

Fernández C., F. 2003. Revision of the myrmicine ants of the Adelomyrmex genus-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 361: 1–52.

Fernández C., F., MacKay, W.P. 2003. The myrmicine ants of the Adelomyrmex laevigatus species complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 41:593–604.

Page author:

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

Date of this version: 2 December 2003.
Previous versions of this page: 13 October 2000
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