Cerapachys neotropicus Weber 1939

Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia


Costa Rica (Osa Peninsula).


Antennae 12-segmented.

Natural History

Among Costa Rican material I know this species only from one collection from Corcovado National Park. Dana Meyers, an undergraduate at the University of Texas in the early 1980's, collected a colony or colony fragment in a rotten log at Sirena. I have a couple of collections from Winkler samples from Venezuela and Colombia. They have 12-segmented antennae but differ in other characters, so "neotropicus" is probably a lineage with multiple species.

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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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