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Species: Hypoponera jtl001

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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Costa Rica
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Costa Rica: occurs in wet forest habitats throughout the country, including cloud forest, montane forest, and lowland rainforest. Very common at mid to upper elevations; rare in the lowlands.


Natural History:

This species occurs in leaf litter on the forest floor, and under epiphytes in old treefalls. In the Monteverde cloud forest it is a common species, right up to the windswept elfin forest at the ridge crest. It occurs in nearly every Winkler sample of forest floor leaf litter, and can be found by searching under epiphyte mats in old treefalls. It occasionally occurs in the soil under epiphytes high in the canopy (one Winkler sample). It is less common at lower elevations, but occurs occasionally in Winkler and Berlese samples from La Selva, Carara, and the Osa Peninsula. Mike Kaspari has collected the species at Wilson Botanical Garden.


J. Longino, 16 Nov 2021: I now identify this morphospecies as H. gracilicornis.


Forel, A. 1893. Formicides de l'Antille St. Vincent, recoltees par Mons. H. H. Smith. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 1893:333-418.

Kempf, W. W. 1972. Catalogo abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15:3-344.

Menozzi, C. 1927. Formiche raccolte dal Sig. H. Schmidt nei dintorni di San Jose di Costa Rica. Entomol. Mitt. 16:266-277, 336-345.

Menozzi, C. 1931. Qualche nuova formica di Costa Rica (Hym.). Stett. Entomol. Ztg. 92:188-202.

Wheeler, W. M. 1903. A decad of Texan Formicidae. Psyche (Camb.) 10:93-111.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times 6L sifted litter, extracted in Winkler sack over 36 hours.

Elevations: collected at 1190 m

Collect Date Range: collected on 2015-01-18

Type specimens:

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