Azteca barbifex

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Azteca barbifex
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Azteca
Species: A. barbifex
Binomial name
Azteca barbifex
Forel, 1906

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Specimen Labels

Identification

A member of the Azteca trigona group. See the group page and keys for identification information.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality), Trinidad and Tobago.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

All known Azteca species are arboreal, nesting in living or dead wood, or external carton nests. Some species exhibit obligate associations with myrmecophytes, especially of the genus Cecropia (see Chapter 14 of The Ants). Feeding habits are generalized with foraging occurring both arboreally and on the ground.

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • barbifex. Azteca barbifex Forel, 1906d: 242 (s.w.q.) BRAZIL.

Description

References

  • Forel, A. 1906d. Fourmis néotropiques nouvelles ou peu connues. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 50: 225-249 (page 242, soldier, worker, queen described)