Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2013)
Costa Rica: La Selva (Fernandez and MacKay 2003, Fernandez 2003).
Known only from 3 Winkler samples from La Selva.
Fern‡ndez C., F. 2003. Revision of the myrmicine ants of the Adelomyrmex genus-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 361: 1Ð52.
Fern‡ndez C., F., MacKay, W.P. 2003. The myrmicine ants of the Adelomyrmex laevigatus species complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 41:593Ð604.
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Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)
Fernández, F., 2003:
Adelomyrmex foveolatus Fernández , 2003:599 (w) in Fernández & MacKay, 2003.
Worker diagnosis. Mandibles with 5 teeth, the apical larger than the subapical. The angle between basal tooth of masticatory border and tooth of basal border well developed. Anterior margin of clypeal plate slightly concave. Eye with 8 ommatidia. Hypostomal tooth small. Mesosoma evenly convex interrupted only by the deep metanotal groove. Propodeal spines about as long as wide. Petiole rounded above. Head smooth and shining with widely spaced foveae, medial area with about 9 longitudinal rugulae. Most of promesonotum smooth and shining. Posterior face of propodeum with several transverse carinae. Most of petiole and postpetiole smooth and shining. Dorsal pilosity moderately long, dense. Body reddish-brown.
Queen: Similar to worker but with the typical queen myrmicine traits. The anterior ocelli more deep impressed into the tegument than others. Propodeal sides and mesopleura with longitudinal striation. Mesonotum/metanotum smooth and shining with slight striation. Propodeal teeth stout.
Comments. The foveae on the head are notable and scattered, which distinguishes this species from the others in the genus. These foveae are mixed with longitudinal strigulations in the central part of the head.
This species is found in the lower forest of Costa Rica. Distribution provided in Fernández & MacKay 2003:599-600.
Specimen Data Summary
Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in mature wet forest, 1 times found in primary rainforest
Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 4 times miniWinkler, 3 times Winkler
Elevations: collected from 50 - 500 meters, 106 meters average