Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)
Distribution: Geographic regions
(According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists): Americas: Bolivia
, Peru Biogeographic regions
(According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists): Neotropical
Colombia, Peru, Bolivia.
The combination in the worker of large compound eyes with many ommatidia, antennal scrobe a shallow impression without carinate rim, base of scape lacking flattened anterior lobe, and HW > 0.68 uniquely identify this species.
The measurements reported in Brown and Kempf (1960) for the holotype of O. inca
are considerably larger than the six workers measured in Longino (2013). HW of six measured workers, including three paratypes, was 0.69–0.87; HW of the holotype was reported as 0.91. The larva described by Wheeler and Wheeler (1977) was a specimen from Colombia sent by W. L. Brown. MCZC material examined by Longino (2013) included what appeared to be two nest series collected by W. L. Brown in Dept. Valle, Colombia.
Specimen Habitat Summary
Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in rocky wet quebrada, 2 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in cloud forest.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times in soil.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times hand.
Elevations: collected from 200 - 2590 meters, 761 meters average
Type specimens: Paratype Octostruma inca: mcz-ent00030879, mcz-ent00303381, mcz-ent00303382
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