Adelomyrmex minimus Fernandez 2003

Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia


Costa Rica: Osa Peninsula (Fernandez and MacKay 2003, Fernandez 2003).


Fernandez (in Fernandez and MacKay 2003) states "Very similar to A. foveolatus, but distinguished by: smaller size, eyes reduced to one ommatidium; foveae more dense, hypostomal teeth larger, mesosomal sides with some rugulae and color lighter."

Similar species: foveolatus.

Natural History

Known from a single worker from the stomach of Dendrobates granuliferus, a poison dart frog.

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.

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

Date of this version: 2 December 2003.
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