Azteca lanuginosa Emery,

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: 56-57

publication ID

21311

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scientific name

Azteca lanuginosa Emery
status

 

Azteca lanuginosa Emery  HNS  1893

Azteca lanuginosa Emery  HNS  1893:341. Holotype worker: Brazil, S. Catharina (Schmalz) [ MCSN]  (examined). Description of queen, male: Forel 1908b:389.

Queen characters. Measurements (n=1): HLA 1.30, HW 0.96, SL 0.90, CI 74, SI 69.

Similar to the queen of A. schimperi  HNS  , but smaller and much more pilose throughout; setae more dense on legs and scapes, abundant on mesosomal dorsum, petiolar node, and gaster.

Worker characters. Measurements (n=2): HLA 1.25 (1.15-1.35), HW 1.24 (1.14-1.34), SL 0.89 (0.82- 0.95), CI 99 (99-99), SI 71 (70-71).

Head shape, mandible shape and sculpture, and pilosity very like A. schimperi  HNS  , but pubescence thicker, woolier; color uniformly brown.

Range. Southern Brazil.

Biology. The Ehrhardt series described by Forel (1908b) was from a carton nest on a Cecropia  tree.

Additional material examined. BRAZIL: Santa Catarina: dist. Jaragua , Itapocu river basin , 11 Dec 1907 (Ehrhardt) - queens, males, workers [ MHNG]  ; Sao Paulo: Ypiranga , E. S. Paulo, "Museu 1906, N. 2394 " - worker [ MHNG]  ; " S. Paulo " (von Ihering) - workers [ MHNG]  .

MCSN

Italy, Genova, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale "Giacomo Doria"

MHNG

Switzerland, Geneva, Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Azteca