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This species is known only from queens. They have been collected in lowland to mid-elevation (700m) rainforest in the Atlantic lowlands of Costa Rica.
Azteca quadraticeps is in a cluster of species that are difficult to distinguish: A. flavigaster, A. nigra, A. sericeasur, and A. velox. It is likely that the workers of A. quadraticeps have been collected and either left unidentified or misidentified. One possibility is that A. quadraticeps is an Atlantic slope version of A. flavigaster, and Atlantic slope worker collections identified as A. flavigaster are A. quadraticeps. Other possibilities are that A. quadraticeps workers masquerade as A. velox, A. nigra, or smaller workers of A. sericeasur.
|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 quadraticeps||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: 45-46, (download)||45-46||21311||GoogleMaps|
Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in pasture near edge of tropical wet forest, 1 times found in rainforest edge.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times bajo de M/01, 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times flight intercept trap.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Malaise, 1 times beating low vegetation, 1 times FIT, 1 times flight intercept trap.
Elevations: collected from 5 - 780 meters, 345 meters average