Hypoponera JTL-006 (cf. distinguenda) Longino ms

Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker face view

worker lateral view


Costa Rica: 1100-1200m on north slope Volcan Barba, Penas Blancas Valley east of Monteverde. Panama: 500-1000m, Bocas del Toro area.


Eyes usually composed of 2-4 facets (occasionally up to 6); in full face view eyes situated dorsally, not breaking outline of side of head; puncta on face small relative to interspaces, face sublucid; petiolar node tapering to a rounded summit; color dark brown. Measurement data.

Natural History

This species inhabits mature wet forest habitats, where it occurs in leaf litter on the forest floor. I know it only from Winkler samples of sifted litter.

Taxonomic Notes

See notes under JTL-009.

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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