Camponotus JTL-039 Longino ms

Formicinae, Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker lateral view

worker face view

Range

Costa Rica: Atlantic slope of Cordillera Volcanica Central.

Identification

Minor worker: Propodeum with distinct pair of posteriorly projecting subtriangular spines; dorsal face of propodeum subrectangular, longer than wide in dorsal view; propodeal spines widely spaced; first gastral tergite with very dilute pubescence, not obscuring integument; petiole with posteriorly projecting medial spine; propodeal suture deeply impressed.

Natural History

I know this species from only one collection. I was collecting along the new roadcut for the Guapiles highway, just above the Rio Sucio. This was a wet forest site, with many recently felled trees. I found a stray worker.

Specimen data: Prov. San Jose, Carrillo, Braulio Carrillo National Park, 1009'N 8355'W, 500m, 20 Sep 1980 (J. Longino).

Notes

This species combines features of mucronatus and raphaelis.


Page author:

John T. Longino, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 98505 USA.longinoj@evergreen.edu


Date of this version: 22 January 2002
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