Formicinae, Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia
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.
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.
John T. Longino, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 98505 USA.email@example.com
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