Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2013)
Costa Rica (Atlantic lowlands).
Inhabits wet forest leaf litter.
Taxon Page Author History
Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)
Wilson, E. O.:
Etymology L citrina , of citron, referring to yellow body color.
Diagnosis A very small, yellow member of the flavens group whose major is marked by its strongly curved propodeal spine (as though the tip had "melted" backward); long scapes, which reach the occipital comers; all of the sculpturing on the anterior half of the head consisting of longitudinal carinulae, with the posterior half smooth and shiny; and pronotal humerus in dorsal-oblique view rounded. Similar to onyx , but in the major, citrina has a more curved propodeal spine, far less carinulation on the dorsal head surface, and longer scapes, among other differences. See also the less similar grex and humida .
Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.66, HL 0.70, SL 0.54, EL 0.06, PW 0.38.
Paratype minor: HW 0.46, HL 0.50, SL 0.54, EL 0.10, PW 0.28.
Color Major and minor: concolorous yellow.
Range Atlantic lowlands of Costa Rica (Longino 1997).
Biology Collected from leaf litter in wet forest.
figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. COSTA RICA: La Selva Biological Station, near Puerto Viejo (M. Byrne). Scale bars = 1 mm.
Specimen Data Summary
Found most commonly in these habitats: 113 times found in mature wet forest, 61 times found in montane wet forest, 47 times found in tropical wet forest, 24 times found in tropical rainforest, 3 times found in SSA, 1 times found in CES, 2 times found in LOC, 1 times found in Puesto#18,298G, 10m, 1 times found in Puesto18,159G,10m., 4 times found in wet forest, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 169 times miniWinkler, 28 times Winkler, 51 times Mini Winkler, 14 times Berlese, 28 times MaxiWinkler, 13 times Baiting, 2 times flight intercept trap, 2 times search
Elevations: collected from 50 - 1150 meters, 314 meters average