Camponotus JTL-048 Longino ms

Formicinae, Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker face view

worker lateral view


Costa Rica: Atlantic slope of Cordillera Volcanica Central, 1100m elevation.


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; abundant erect setae on sides of head, mesosomal dorsum, and gaster; scapes with no erect setae or with 1-4 inconspicuous short erect setae, not much longer than subdecument pubescence; head with sides slightly divergent anteriorly; color dark brown with contrastingly bright yellow coxae, front coxae infuscated on upper third.

Similar species: albicoxis

Natural History

This species inhabits montane wet forest. It is known from five workers collected by Project ALAS. The workers were in four different Malaise and flight intercept traps at the 1100m site on the Barva Transect in Braulio Carrillo National Park.

Page author:

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

Date of this version: 28 August 2005.
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