Paratrechina JTL-007 Longino ms.

Formicinae, Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker face view

worker lateral view

Additional images: worker scape (small, large).


Costa Rica: Cordillera de Tilar‡n and Cordillera de Talamanca.


Scape with macrochaetae inconspicuous, little longer than abundant suberect pubescence; first gastral tergite lacking appressed pubescence; color bicolored, with orange head and mesosoma, dark brown gaster; face shiny.

Natural History

This species occurs in montane forest habitats. I know it from only three collections: a winkler sample from Refugio Eladio, a wet forest site at 800m in the Pe–as Blancas Valley near Monteverde; a Winkler sample from Fila Cruces near Wilson Botanical Garden; and workers collected by the Kaspari research group at Wilson Botanical Garden.

Page author:

John T. Longino, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 98505

Date of this version: 19 July 2004.
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