Azteca salti

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Azteca salti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Azteca
Species: A. salti
Binomial name
Azteca salti
Wheeler, W.M., 1930



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Colombia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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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.



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

  • salti. Azteca xanthochroa subsp. salti Wheeler, W.M., in Wheeler, W.M. & Darlington, 1930: 114 (w.q.) COLOMBIA. [Also described as new by Wheeler, W.M. 1942: 250.] Raised to species: Longino, 1992: 1593.



  • Longino, J. T. 1991a. Taxonomy of the Cecropia-inhabiting Azteca ants. J. Nat. Hist. 2 25: 1571-1602 (page 1593, raised to species)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1930i. [Untitled. Azteca xanthochroa Roger subsp. salti Wheeler, subsp. nov.]. Pp. 114-115 in: Wheeler, W. M., Darlington, P. J. Ant-tree notes from Rio Frio, Colombia. Psyche (Camb.) 37:107-117. (page 114, worker, queen described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1942. Studies of Neotropical ant-plants and their ants. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 90: 1-262 (page 250, also described as new)
  • Wheeler, W. M.; Darlington, P. J., Jr. 1930. Ant-tree notes from Rio Frio, Colombia. Psyche (Camb.) 37: 107-117 (page 114, worker, queen described)