Cerapachys JTL-004 Longino ms

Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker face view

worker lateral view

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

Range

Costa Rica (Cordillera de Tilarán, Monteverde).

Identification

Antennae 11-segmented; in lateral view, dorsal and ventral margins of fourth abdominal segment convex; pilosity relatively long, giving a scruffy appearance; dorsum of third abdominal segment with a glassy, dimpled look, puncta shallow and partially effaced; dorsum of fourth abdominal segment with puncta effaced posteriorly, forming shallow crescents; face with region just anterior to medial vertex margin with more widely separated puncta and smooth interspaces; pronotum with widely spaced and partially effaced puncta, similar to the rest of mesosoma and metasoma.

Natural History

This species is known from the Monteverde cloud forest, from three Winkler samples.


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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