Myrmicinae, Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia
Costa Rica: Atlantic slope.
Antennae 9-segmented, so small it is hard to count the five segments between the two-segmented club and the larger first funicular segment; mesosoma relatively elongate; propodeum with separate dorsal face rounding into posterior face; propodeal suture not impressed; petiole lacking anteroventral tooth.
This species occurs in lowland rainforest. It is known from one minor worker from La Selva Biological Station. It was collected in a Winkler sample as part of the TEAM (Tropical Ecological Assessment and Monitoring) project.
This single worker is very similar to material I have identified as C. inca. The only difference I have found is the shape of the propodeum, which is more elongated and quadrate than other members of the C. escherichi species complex (sensu Fernández 2004).
Fernández C., F. 2004. The American species of the myrmicine ant genus Carebara Westwood (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Caldasia 26:191-238.
John T. Longino, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 98505 USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
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