Camponotus JTL-061 Longino ms

Formicinae, Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker face view

worker lateral view


Costa Rica: Atlantic slope of Cordillera Volcanica Central, 300-500m 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 lacking erect setae; mesosoma uniform brown; WL 2.8mm (n=1); in face view head widest at mandibular insertions, tapering posteriorly; head behind eyes subtrapezoidal, long and tapering.

Similar species: JTL-021, JTL-053.

Natural History

This species inhabits mature wet forest. It is known from two collections by Project ALAS, from the 300m and 500m sites on the Barva Transect in Braulio Carrillo National Park. Workers occurred in one Malaise trap (or the flight intercept traps below it) at each site.

Page author:

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

Date of this version: 28 August 2005.
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