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Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.
Etymology Named after the Colombian department in which the type colony was collected.
Major: head very broad, with Head Width greater than Head Length, and tapering from occiput to clypeus; antennal scape long, approaching the occipital corner within about its own maximum width; eye large, set forward, Eye Length almost as great as the distance from eye to anterior genal border; promesonotal dorsum flat; mesonotal convexity very low; entire head posterior to eyes smooth and shiny.
Minor: eye large and set forward, with Eye Length equal to distance from eye to anterior genal border; occiput broad, yet with nuchal collar; propodeal spines reduced to denticles.
Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.04, HL 1.00, SL 0.74, EL 0.20, PW 0.52. Paratype minor: HW 0.56, HL 0.66, SL 0.76, EL 0.14, PW 0.34. Color Major: body medium reddish brown, appendages dark yellow. Minor: body yellowish brown, legs dark yellow.
range Known only from the type locality.
biology The colony was found in cloud forest, and included a male when collected on 16 January 1978.
figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. COLOMBIA: Parque Nacional Cuevas de los Guacharos, 10 km southeast of Palestina, Huila, 2200 m (C. Kugler and J. Hahn). Scale bars = 1 mm.
Elevations: collected at 2200 m