Carebara JTL-007 Longino ms

Myrmicinae, Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia


worker face view

worker lateral view

Range

Costa Rica: Atlantic slope.

Identification

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.

Natural History

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.

Comments

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).

Literature Cited

Fernández C., F. 2004. The American species of the myrmicine ant genus Carebara Westwood (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Caldasia 26:191-238.


Page author:

John T. Longino, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 98505 USA. longinoj@evergreen.edu


Date of this version: 20 September 2004.
Previous versions of this page: 27 July 2004.
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