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Species: Octostruma limbifrons   Longino, 2013 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Octostruma limbifrons Longino, 2013b PDF: 39, figs 6D, 29, 44 (w.) PANAMA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Panama: Chiriquí, 24 km. W. El Hato del Volcan, 1160 m.,, cloud forest, ex sifted leaf litter (A.F. Newton). Primary type depository: MCZC. Primary type specimen: MCZ-ENT00511414. AntCat AntWiki


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


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

Distribution Notes:



The holotype was collected at a cloud forest site in western Panama, in a Berlese sample of forest floor leaf litter.


Antennal scrobe very shallow, not distinctly margined; face with arcuate carina; frontal carinae and facial arc separated, the termini of the facial arc extend laterally beyond the termini of the frontal carinae (termini of facial arc join frontal carinae in O. ascrobis, O. ascrobicula); facial arc strongly elevated and continuous to juncture with antennal socket, lateral portions of facial arc as strong as frontal carinae (facial arc weaker, lateral portions weaker than frontal carinae in O. convallis, O. convallisur); promesonotum with differentiated anterior and dorsal faces (evenly convex in O. convallis, O. convallisur).


The name refers to the strong facial arc.

Specimen Habitat Summary

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

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

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Berlese.

Elevations: collected from 1160 - 1485 meters, 1322 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1976-06-26 00:00:00.0 and 1981-01-24 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: holotype Octostruma limbifrons Longino 2013: mcz-ent00511414

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