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Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.
Diagnosis A distinctive member of the piliferaHNS group recognizable by the following combination of traits. Major: reddish yellow; medium-sized; with dense, very long, erect to suberect pilosity on the dorsal surface of the body; prominent, broad semicircular notch in anterior clypeal border; relatively long, thin propodeal spines, faintly bilobed pronotal profile in dorsaloblique view; carinulae confined on head to the anterior third, and elsewhere to the anterior half of the pronotal dorsum; rest of body smooth and shiny.
Minor: light brown; pilosity of dorsal surface of body abundant, very long, and erect to suberect; propodeal spines reduced to denticles; body almost completely smooth and shiny.
Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.18, HL 1.38, SL 0.66, EL 0.16, PW 0.54.
Paratype minor: HW 0.52, HL 0.60, SL 0.60, EL 0.12, PW 0.34.
Color Major: concolorous reddish yellow.
Minor: concolorous light brown.
Range Known only from the type locality.
Biology The colony was found in an agricultural field created by clear-cutting and burning.
Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. MEXICO: 24 km southwest of Cintalpa, Chiapas, 710 m (William P. MacKay). Scale bars = 1 mm.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in tropical dry forest.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times at bait.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times baiting.
Elevations: collected at 20 m