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Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.
etymology Named after Manu National Park, origin of the type colony.
Diagnosis Major: head subrectangular in full-face view; middle longitudinal carina of clypeus raised into a low ridge; mesonotal convexity prominent, but humerus more so, in dorsal-oblique view raised as a lobe twice as high above metanotum as the mesonotal convexity; petiolar node tapered to a subangle at apex in side view; postpetiole oval from above; rugoreticulum present posterior to antennal fossa on each side of head; rear third of head smooth except for several carinulae that run parallel along the dorsal midline to the occiput; pilosity dense and long.
Minor: occiput narrowed, with nuchal collar; pilosity very long, with some hairs 2X Eye Length; propodeal spines reduced to denticles; mesopleuron foveolate and weakly carinulate.
Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.40, HL 1.62, SL 0.70, EL 0.20, PW 0.66. Paratype minor: HW 0.54, HL 0.62, SL 0.76, EL 0.10, PW 0.34.
Color Major: body and mandibles brownish yellow, legs and antennae clear dark yellow. Minor: body plain light brown, appendages dark yellow.
Range Known only from the type locality.
Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. PERU: Estacion Biologica de Cocha Cashu, Madre de Dios, 400 m (Diane W. Davidson). Scale bars = 1 mm.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in 2nd growth rainfor..
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ground nest (with turret, on clay bank).
Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times search.
Elevations: collected from 400 - 520 meters, 468 meters average