Camponotus JTL-004 Longino ms.

Formicinae, Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker lateral view

worker face view

major lateral view

major face view


Costa Rica (wet to moist forested habitats in lowlands of Pacific slope).


Minor worker: propodeum very narrow and elongate, in cross section tectiform (tent-like, like an inverted "V"), without a distinct angle separating lateral and dorsal faces; clypeus with median longitudinal keel; mesosoma very elongate and narrow in lateral view; pilosity very sparse, in face view no erect setae from lateral or posterior borders of head; pronotum with about three setae, mesonotum with two, propodeum with two, sparse erect setae on gaster; erect setae long and stout; integument mat; color largely red brown.

Natural History

This is a relatively common species on the Osa Peninsula and vicinity, and I have one collection from the San Luis Valley just below Monteverde. Workers are relatively common nocturnal foragers, although I have seen them during the day tending Homoptera and at extrafloral nectaries. I have seen them as army ant prey. I have seen two nests, both in rotten branches near the ground. One was on the ground and one was suspended in low vegetation.

Page author:

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

Date of this version: 22 January 2002
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