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Species: Octostruma impressa   Palacio, 1997 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Octostruma impressa Palacio, 1997: 411, figs. 1D-H (w.) COLOMBIA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Longino, 2013b PDF: 37.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Colombia, Panama
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:



Palacio (1997) reports the measurements of this species as HW 0.67–0.77, HL 0.65–0.75, CI 102–103. From the description, it seems to combine characters of O. inca and O. balzani. The head size and shape, the large compound eyes, and the impressed metanotal groove are similar to O. inca. The mandibular dentition and the basal scape lobe are apparently like O. balzani. The original publication indicates that a paratype was deposited at MCZC, but Longino (2013) did not find it among MCZ material.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in montane wet forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ex sifted leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times maxiWinkler, 1 times search.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 1540 meters, 984 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1987-12-31 and 2015-01-24

Type specimens: Holotype Octostruma impressa: jtl693518; Paratype Octostruma impressa: jtl693519, jtl693520, jtl693523

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