Myrmicinae, Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia
A cosmopolitan tramp species, widespread in the tropics (Seifert 2003).
Propodeal suture not impressed; mesosoma dark brown, concolorous with gaster; propodeal spines relatively short.
These are ants of open areas and synanthropic habitats that can be expected in any low to midelevation urban area in Costa Rica. I have found workers in the town square of La Cruz in Guanacaste Province (C. emeryi were in the same collection), and I have seen a collection of workers from an Anacardium trunk in Pavones. Alate queens have been collected in Malaise traps at La Selva Biological Station. John Noyes collected workers in sweepnet samples from Arenal National Park.
Seifert, B. 2003. The ant genus Cardiocondyla (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae): A taxonomic revision of the C. elegans, C. bulgarica, C. batesii, C. nuda, C. shuckardi, C. stambuloffii, C. wroughtonii, C. emeryi, and C. minutior species groups. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien Serie B Botanik und Zoologie 104B:203-338.
John T. Longino, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 98505 USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
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