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Species: Azteca quadraticeps   Longino, 2007 

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

Azteca quadraticeps Longino, 2007 PDF: 45, figs. 3, 4A, 5, 6A, 6B, 8 (q.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Distribution:

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

Distribution Notes:

Costa Rica.

Biology:

Natural History:

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.

Notes:

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.

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 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

Specimen Habitat Summary

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.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times flight intercept trap, 1 times bajo de M/01.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Malaise, 1 times FIT, 1 times flight intercept trap.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 780 meters, 321 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype Azteca quadraticeps: jtlc000005714; Paratype Azteca quadraticeps: jtlc000005715, jtlc000009450



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