Cerapachys JTL-002 Longino ms

Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker lateral view

Additional images: worker mesosoma dorsal view (small, large); metasoma dorsal view (small, large).

Range

Costa Rica (Atlantic slope).

Identification

Antennae 11-segmented; in lateral view, dorsal and ventral margins of fourth abdominal segment flat, parallel; pilosity short; dorsum of abdominal segments three and four densely punctate with small puncta; hind tibia with short appressed pubescence and a few differentiated erect setae; color often orange.

Natural History

This species occurs in wet forest leaf litter and is known mainly from Winkler samples. The ALAS project has yielded specimens from three different Berlese samples from La Selva Biological Station, one Winkler sample from the 500m site, and one Winkler sample from the 1070m site on the Barva transect. Also, an alate queen was collected in a canopy fogging sample on 8 October 1994. I have collected workers in Winkler samples from Refugio Eladio in the Peľas Blancas Valley.


Page author:

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


Date of this version: 27 July 2004.
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