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etymology In honor of the collector John T. (Jack) Longino, pioneer explorer of the Costa Rican ant fauna.
Diagnosis A small, medium yellow member of the flavensHNS group, most similar to otisiHNS and prolixaHNS but easily distinguished from them in the major by the more prominent mesonotal convexity; smaller, more posteriorly directed propodeal spines; postpetiolar shape; and many details of cephalic sculpturing, including absence of rugoreticulum in the center of the occiput.
Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.66, HL 0.82, SL 0.42, EL 0.08, PW 0.38.
Paratype minor: HW 0.40, HL 0.44, SL 0.34, EL 0.08, PW 0.26.
color Major and minor: concolorous medium yellow.
Range Costa Rica.
figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. COSTA RICA: 6.5 km east of Monteverde, Alajuela, 950 m (John T. Longino). Scale bars = 1 mm.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in rainforest stream edge, 1 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in montane wet forest.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest in live Myriocarpa stem, 1 times in Cecropia sapling, 1 times in Cecropia insignis sapling.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times search.
Elevations: collected from 150 - 1200 meters, 716 meters average