Hypoponera JTL-002 Longino ms

Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker face view

worker lateral view

SEM images of worker: face view (reduced, original); lateral view (reduced, original); lateral view of head (reduced, original); mandibles (reduced, original); tibia (original).


Costa Rica: montane forests above about 800m, in all the cordilleras.


Eyes large, composed of 10 or more partially fused facets; in full face view eyes project enough to break lateral outline of head; puncta on face similar in size to interspaces, face feebly shining; petiolar node thin, tapering to a narrowly rounded summit; color very dark red brown to black. Measurement data.

Natural History

This species occurs in cloud forest and mid-montane wet forest throughout Costa Rica. It inhabits leaf litter on the forest floor, occurring regularly in Winkler samples.

Page author:

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

Date of this version: 28 May 1999
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