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Dolichoderus curvilobus and validus have identical nesting habits, forming large carton nests of very loosely woven plant fibers (Fig. 1). See additional notes and nest images under validus.

Figure 1. Nest of Dolichoderus curvilobus, Llorona, Corcovado National Park, 22 March 1981. Image on right is after disturbance, with sharpie marker for scale. Images by J. Longino.

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Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia. Costa Rica: widespread on the Pacific slope, from sea level to mid elevation, and with small incursions into the Penas Blancas Valley and the Turrialba area, both mid-elevation sites on the Atlantic slope. It has a parapatric distribution with D. validus, which occurs in the Atlantic lowlands.

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Dolichoderus curvilobus
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Dolichoderus curvilobus is a species of ant in the genus Dolichoderus. Described by Lattke in 1987, the species is endemic to Colombia and Costa Rica.[1]

References

  1. ^ Lattke, J. E. 1987b [1986]. Notes on the ant genus Hypoclinea Mayr, with descriptions of three new species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Biol. Trop. 34: 259-265 (page 259, fig. 1 worker described)


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Dolichoderus curvilobus is a species of ant in the genus Dolichoderus. Described by Lattke in 1987, the species is endemic to Colombia and Costa Rica.

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