Azteca merida

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Azteca merida
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Azteca
Species: A. merida
Binomial name
Azteca merida
Longino, 1992

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Ecuador, Mexico, Venezuela (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.

  • merida. Azteca merida Longino, 1992: 1589, figs. 13, 14, 30, 45 (w.q.) VENEZUELA.

Description

References

  • Longino, J. T. 1991a. Taxonomy of the Cecropia-inhabiting Azteca ants. J. Nat. Hist. 2 25: 1571-1602 (page 1589, figs. 13, 14, 30, 45 worker, queen described)