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|See also: Wilson, 2003A: 554.|
Types Nat. Mus. Nat. Hist. U. S.; Mus Comp. Zool. Harvard.
Etymology Named after James Zetek, early biologist of the Barro Colorado Field Station.
Major: anterior half of dorsum of head mostly covered by longitudinal carinulae, and posterior half foveolate and opaque; propodeal spines long and backward-directed; dorsum of postpetiolar node and anterior half of central strip of first gastral tergite foveolate and opaque.
Minor: all of head and mesosoma foveolate and opaque.
Measurements (mm) Major (Trinidad): HW 0.66, HL 0.66, SL 0.34, EL 0.08, PW 0.34. Minor (Trinidad): HW 0.32, HL 0.36, SL 0.30, EL 0.06, PW 0.24. Color Major: concolorous medium yellow. Minor: concolorous light reddish yellow.
Range Known from single collections on Barro Colorado, Panama; Morne Bleu, Northern Range and the Blanchiseusse Road, Trinidad; Puyo, Pastaza, Ecuador; and Cuzco Amazonico, near Maldonado, Peru.
Biology The colony found on the Blanchiseusse Road in Trinidad was in montane rainforest, nesting in a very decayed log (Stefan Cover, collection notes).
figure Upper: major. Lower: minor. TRINIDAD: Blanchiseusse Road, 10 km marker. Scale bars = 1 mm.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in wet forest.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times leaf litter, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Berlese, 1 times Winkler.
Elevations: collected from 10 - 200 meters, 97 meters average