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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryCosta Rica
State/ProvincePuntarenas
LocalityMonteverde
Latitude10.3
Longitude-84.8
Institution CodeCas
Collection CodeAntweb
Catalog NumberJtlc000002769
Collected ByJ. Longino
Date Collected1990-05-29

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Taxonomy
Scientific Namemyrmelachista joycei
Higher Classficationanimalia;arthropoda;insecta;hymenoptera;hymenoptera;formicidae;formicinae
Kingdomanimalia
Phylumarthropoda
Classinsecta
Orderhymenoptera
Familyformicidae
GenusMyrmelachista
Specific Epithetjoycei
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Type StatusParatype joycei
Identified ByJ. Longino
Date Identified2005-10-12
Catalog Numberjtlc000002769
Preparationsdry-mount
Sexqueen, worker
Institution CodeCAS
Collection CodeANTWEB
Occurrence IDCAS:ANTWEB:jtlc000002769
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Collection Event
Collected ByJ. Longino
Field NumberJTL2707
Date Collected1990-05-29
Verbatim Date Collected29 May 1990
Field NotesNOTEBY J.Longino: Cloud forest. Extensive colony under moss mats on Ocotea cf.austinii branches. Homoptera. I cut two large branch systems and lowered them to the ground, where I thoroughly dissected them. The branch tips were entirely clean, no excavations, no ants. The main branches were solid. The only places I found Myrmelachista were under all moss mats, and in many small bits of dead wood. The only excavations were in necrotic spots on dead stubs, and never very extensive. I found a few larvae in one of the small knots. I dissected one knot which contained workers, brood, sexual (queen) brood, and an aggregation of 6 dealate queens. These queens were avidly tended by workers. Males with Homoptera collection were walking on surface of moss mat.
Locality
CountryCosta Rica
State / ProvincePuntarenas
Continentnorth america
LocalityMonteverde
Decimal Latitude10.3
Decimal Longitude-84.8
Minimum Elevation in Meters1500
Georeference Remarksminute
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Modified2017-09-27 05:16:49.0
IDCAS:ANTWEB:jtlc000002769
dwc:ownerInstitutionCodeBMNH
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