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Costa Rica (Atlantic slope).
Inhabits wet forest.
Diagnosis A medium-sized light brown (major) to yellow (minor) species distinguished in the major by curved, subrecumbent hairs (hence "woolly" hairs) all along the mesosomal dorsum; longitudinal carinulae covering all of the head except the occiput, midclypeus, and frontal triangle; lack of rugoreticulum anywhere; and broadly oval postpetiolar node.
Similar to delicataHNS, but delicataHNS has longer pilosity, none of which is "woolly," shorter propodeal spines, narrow petiolar node apex, and other details in body form, sculpturing, and pilosity as shown. See also the less similar alticolaHNS, chalcaHNS, and hazenaeHNS.
Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.98, HL 0.96, SL 0.58, EL 0.12, PW 0.46. Minor: HW 0.50, HL 0.54, SL 0.54, EL 0.10, PW 0.30.
color Major: gaster light brown; rest of body, as well as appendages, medium to dark yellow. Minor: gaster brownish yellow, rest of body medium yellow, appendages light yellow.
Range Atlantic slope of Costa Rica (J. T. Longino 1997).
biology Inhabits wet forest (Longino 1997).
Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. COSTA RICA: Braulio Carillo National Park, Heredia, 500 m (J. T. Longino). Scale bars = 1 mm.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in montane wet forest edge, 1 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in mature wet forest, 1 times found in wet forest.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest in rotten wood, 1 times bajo de M/16, 1 times pan trap, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times search, 1 times flight intercept trap, 1 times miniWinkler, 1 times Pan Trap.
Elevations: collected from 300 - 1000 meters, 544 meters average