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Costa Rica: Cordillera de Tilar‡n.
The locality for the single known specimen is Costa Rica, Prov. Guanacaste, Estacion Maritza, Guanacaste Conservation Area, 10¡58'N, 85¡30'W, 600m, 23 Feb 2003. The single specimen was collected in tropical moist forest. John Noyes collected the specimen using a screened sweep net.
This is by far the smallest queen known in the genus Azteca. The color and narrow head clearly ally it with A. lanuginosa and A. schimperi.
See additional discussion of A. aurita group.
|Azteca||Longino, J. T., 2007, A taxonomic review of the genus Azteca (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Costa Rica and a global revision of the aurita group., Zootaxa 1491, pp. 1-63: 8-10, (download)||8-10||21311|
|Azteca nanogyna||new species||Longino, J. T., 2007, A taxonomic review of the genus Azteca (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Costa Rica and a global revision of the aurita group., Zootaxa 1491, pp. 1-63: 57, (download)||57||21311||GoogleMaps|
Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in tropical moist forest.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times sweep net.
Elevations: collected at 600 m
Type specimens: Holotype Azteca nanogyna: jtlc000004288