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|See also: Wilson, 2003A: 520.|
Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.
etymology Presumably from L tener, soft, alluding to the relatively feeble sculpture.
Diagnosis As represented by the major, a small, yellow member of the flavensHNS group with prominent, rounded humerus that rises well above the mesonotum in dorsal-oblique view; a nearly perfectly semicircular outline of promesonotum in side view; a deep, circular metanotal groove with vertical anterior propodeal face in dorsal-oblique view; short pilosity; and mostly smooth, shiny body. Similar to nitidicollisHNS, but lacking a mesonotal convexity in side view, with shorter cephalic carinulae, smaller propodeal spiracle and spine, and yellow as opposed to medium brown gaster.
Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.74, HL 0.80, SL 0.34, EL 0.10, PW 0.40.
Color Major: concolorous yellow.
range Known only from the holotype major.
biology Collected by sweeping vegetation (Roland Thaxter).
FIGURE Unique holotype, major. TRINIDAD: Port of Spain (Roland Thaxter). Scale bar = 1 mm.