Camponotus JTL-032 Longino ms.

Formicinae, Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker lateral view

worker face view


Costa Rica: Cordillera de Talamanca (Wilson Botanical Gardens at 1200m elevation) and uplands of Osa Peninsula (Cerro Rincon at 700m).


Minor worker: scapes with long suberect pubescence, 2-3 differentiated erect setae; lateral margins of head and anterior face with abundant long erect and decumbent setae; face shallowly micropunctate/microreticulate, feebly shining; dorsal and lateral faces of pronotum shallowly convex, meeting at feeble humeral angle; dorsal and lateral faces of propodeum meeting at rounded angle, not sharply differentiated; dorsal and posterior faces flat, meeting at distinct angle, dorsal face much shorter than posterior face; sides of pronotum, mesopleura, and sides of propodeum all microreticulate, sublucid; petiolar scale tapering to sharp crest, 0-1 erect setae on crest; first gastral tergite separated into distinct anterior and dorsal faces by an elevated keel; dorsal face of first gastral tergite shagreened, with sparse subdecumbent pubescence and sparse erect setae, setae only slightly larger than pubescence, not as sharply differentiated as in other Camponotus species; integument with sharply bounded black and yellow coloration; mesosoma and much of head shining black; coxae and legs, malar space, and scapes bright yellow, gastral terga black with narrow yellow band on posterior border.

Major worker: unknown.

Similar species: championi, linnaei.

Natural History

L. and A. Alonso collected a worker of this species during ant surveys at Wilson Botanical Gardens. I collected stray workers on low vegetation while visiting the small patches of cloud forest on Cerro Rincon, at 700m elevation on the Osa Peninsula.

Type Data


Literature Cited

Page author:

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

Date of this version: 22 January 2002
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