The type specimen was captured in Maieta neblinensis in the Amazon.
Allomerus maietae is distinguished from the rest of the species by the shape of the mesosomal profile in lateral view, where the weakly convex promesonotum passes smoothly into the propodeum, which is slightly concave. The propodeal spiracle is very high. The body hairs are longer than in any other Allomerus species, as well as the clypeal hairs, where the medial hair reaches half of the mandibular length. The intermediate antennal flagelomeres are relatively slender.
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Known only from the worker caste.
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- maietae. Allomerus maietae Fernández, 2007a: 167, fig. 3 (w.) BRAZIL.
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Holotype: HW 0.54 HL 0.63 SL 0.40 WL 0.65 GL 0.59 TL 2.34 CI 86 SI 74.
Antennae apparently 11 segmented. In side view, promesonotum weakly convex continuing into slightly concave propodeal dorsum. Propodeum with short teeth. Propodeal spiracle aperture opened lateral and upward, dorsal margin slightly above propodeal level. Petiole with peduncle larger than node. Body smooth and shining, especially head. Dorsal and lateral superior sides of propodeum with fi ne, short, longitudinal rugulae. Dorsum of body with very long hairs (about 0.2 mm in length); row of short anterior clypeal hairs long, medial very long, directed toward the middle of mandibles (when closed). Concolorous brown, hairs whitish.
Holotype: BRAZIL, Amazonas, Rio Negro, between Salesian Mission and Pirapucú Sierra, in Maieta neblinensis, 800-1000 m., 23.january.1966, N.T. Silva No. 60854 (Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo).