Locality: Costa Rica: Puntarenas: Curu Wildlife Refuge
- The following are from one Piper plant. This shrubby Piper was abundantly inhab
Collection notes: NOTEBY J.Longino: The following are from one Piper plant. This shrubby Piper was abundantly inhabited by ants. The main inhabitant was an extensive Azteca belti colony in live stems scattered throughout the plant. Where these hollow chambers ocurred there were also abundant scale insects on the inside. Some chambers had larvae, pupae, and adults of queens. The Piper has elliptic leaves, glabrous, and the petiole is covered with small tubercles which might be nectaries. [I checked in Burger's key later: Piper tuberculatum] camponotus; nest in dead branch
W. P. Mackay
18 Nov 1998
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