Paratrechina JTL-010 Longino ms.

Formicinae, Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

worker face view

worker lateral view

Additional images: worker scape (small, large).


Costa Rica: Atlantic lowlands to 600m.


Scape with macrochaetae conspicuous, long, strongly differentiated from appressed pubescence; mesosoma with no appressed pubescence; propodeum inflated; a less gracile version of caeciliae, relatively smaller and more compact, with shorter mesosoma.

Similar species: caeciliae.

Natural History

This species occurs in wet forest habitats. It occurs in a low proportion of Winkler samples of sifted leaf litter from the forest floor. I have collected it several times as foragers on the ground or in low vegetation. At La Selva Biological Station, I found a nest in a dead stick near a stream edge.

Page author:

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

Date of this version: 19 July 2004.
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