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Species: Azteca oecocordia   Longino, 2007 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Azteca oecocordia Longino, 2007 PDF: 41, figs. 2, 4A, 4B, 5, 6D, 9 (w.q.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Costa Rica
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

Distribution Notes:

Costa Rica: Cordillera de Tilar‡n.

Biology:

Natural History:

This species is only known from one small area in the Monteverde region of Costa Rica, and all collections are from Cordia alliodora. It appears to be a Cordia specialist, like A. pittieri. Its behavior appears similar to A. pittieri in all respects. Founding queens are found in Cordia nodes. Mature colonies dominate most nodes of a tree, but may coexist with Cephalotes setulifer on the same tree. Individual nodes usually contain coccoid Hemiptera on the interior walls, and the ants build small carton partitions inside the nodes.

Notes:

This species was referred to as Azteca JTL-003 in Longino (1996).

Literature Cited

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
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 oecocordia 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: 41-42, (download) 41-42 21311 GoogleMaps

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in cerrado, 1 times found in roadside vegetation, 1 times found in roadside, 1 times found in pasture, 2nd growth veg..

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ex live stems Anadenanthera falcata (Leguminosae), 1 times ex live stems Cordia alliodora, 2 times ex Cordia alliodora, 1 times Roadside veg. Ex Cordia alliodora. Pseudomyrmex (#2978), lone foundresses of Azt, 1 times Roadside veg. Ex Cordia alliodora. Pseudomyrmex (#2975), Azteca (2976), and Z. s, 1 times Roadside veg. Ex Cordia alliodora. Lone Azteca queen in one node (#2988), Pseudo, 1 times Roadside veg. Ex Cordia alliodora. Carton in nodes. Homoptera. Z. setulifer in t, 1 times Roadside veg. Ex Cordia alliodora. Azteca with carton, homoptera in nodes. 5.5k.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times search.

Elevations: collected from 400 - 870 meters, 692 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype Azteca oecocordia: inbiocri001279956; Paratype Azteca oecocordia: inbiocri001279932, inbiocri001279934, inbiocri001279936, inbiocri001279943, inbiocri001279971, inbiocri002281961



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