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Species: Octostruma leptoceps   Longino, 2013 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Octostruma leptoceps Longino, 2013b PDF: 38, figs 1A, 5H, 28, 43 (w.) HONDURAS. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Honduras: Cortés, PN Cusuco, 15.48940, -88.23621, ±20 m., 1290 m., 30.v.2010, mesophyll forest, ex sifted leaf litter (LLAMA Wa-C-06-2-12). Primary type depository: CASC. Primary type specimen: CASENT0617645. AntCat AntWiki


A cryptic inhabitant of forest floor leaf litter and rotten wood; a rare species known from a single specimen from Honduras cloud forest. // Distribution


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

Distribution Notes:



This is known from a single worker collected in mesophyll cloud forest at 1290 m elevation. The specimen was in a sample of sifted leaf litter from the forest floor.


Basal five teeth of mandible acute; labrum triangular with straight, evenly converging sides, anterior lobes converging and confluent at apex, such that labrum apex is blunt but not distinctly bilobed; head very narrow, CI 94.


The name refers to narrow head relative to other species.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in mesophyll forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ex sifted leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times MiniWinkler.

Elevations: collected at 1290 m

Collect Date Range: collected on 2010-05-30 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: holotype Octostruma leptoceps Longino 2013: casent0617645

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