Collection: JTL27Jun84/1627

  • Collection code:
  • JTL27Jun84/1627
  • Collected by:
  • J. Longino
  • Collection Start Date:
  • 1984-06-27
  • Date collected end:
  • Method:
  • Habitat:
  • cloud forest
  • Microhabitat:
  • foragers
  • Bioregion:
  • Neotropical
  • Locality Name:
  • Monteverde
  • Adm2:
  • Latitude:
  • 10.3
  • Longitude:
  • -84.8
  • Lat. Lon. max error:
  • minute
  • Elevation:
  • 1500 m
  • Elevation max error:
  • Locality notes:
  • Collection notes:
  • NOTEBY J.Longino: Campbells' woods. 1627: An Eciton burchelli raiding swarm was passing around a treetrunk and streaming up and down the trunk. A huge number of Pheidole minor workers was also streaming up and down the trunk, but there was little interaction between the two at ground level where I could see them. Many of the Pheidole workers were moving down the tree with booty: dead insects and insect parts. A crevice at the base of the trunk contained particulate matter and a concentration of workers, and that was the only place I found any major workers. I saw no majors on the surface of the tree. I took a photo of minor workers attacking a cantharid-like beetle.