Azteca chartifex cearensis

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Azteca chartifex cearensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Azteca
Species: A. chartifex
Subspecies: A. chartifex cearensis
Trinomial name
Azteca chartifex cearensis
Forel, 1903

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).

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.

  • cearensis. Azteca chartifex r. cearensis Forel, 1903c: 259 (w.) BRAZIL. [Also described as new by Forel, 1908e: 63.]

Description

References

  • Forel, A. 1903e. Mélanges entomologiques, biologiques et autres. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 47: 249-268 (page 259, worker described)