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Types Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.
Diagnosis A medium-sized, yellow member of the flavensHNS group characterized by a nearly complete absence in major and minor of sculpturing anywhere behind the anterior half of the head, the reduction of the propodeal spine to an obtuse angle, the very small size of the propodeal spiracle, shallow occipital concavity in full-face view, and abundant long pilosity. The major is further distinguished by its overall flattened mesosomal dorsal profile and laterally angulate postpetiole. Similar species: amabilisHNS, bolivianaHNS, mixtecaHNS, scitulaHNS, terresiHNS, and tysoniHNS. Measurements (mm) Holotype major: HW 0.80, HL 0.84, SL 0.42, EL 0.10, PW 0.42. Paratype minor: HW 0.44, HL 0.46, SL 0.42, EL 0.06, PW 0.24.
color Major: body mostly clear medium yellow, with dorsum of head and mandibles brownish yellow. Minor: concolorous light to medium yellow.
Range Known from the type locality in Panama and from Colombia (near San Jose, Choco, localities in Valle) and Ecuador (Endesa, Pichincha).
Biology Hilly rainforest, nesting in myrmecophytic melastomes (Leeanne Tennant-Alonso in Panama and Colombia). Winged males were present in a nest in Colombia in early June and in Panama in early July.
Figure Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. PANAMA: Estacion Nusagandi, Comarca de Kuna Yala, 350 m (Leeanne Tennant-Alonso). Scale bars = 1 mm.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in montane wet forest.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ex melastome antplant.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times search.
Elevations: collected from 350 - 840 meters, 676 meters average
Collect Date Range: collected between 1992-07-08 and 2015-01-24
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