Formicinae, Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia
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.
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.
John T. Longino, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 98505 USA.email@example.com
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