Azteca angusticeps

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Azteca angusticeps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Azteca
Species: A. angusticeps
Binomial name
Azteca angusticeps
Emery, 1893

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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 Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • angusticeps. Azteca angusticeps Emery, 1893b: 144, pl. 2, figs. 66-71 (s.w.q.) BRAZIL (Amazonas).
    • Status as species: Forel, 1895b: 109; Emery, 1913a: 32; Mann, 1916: 471; Borgmeier, 1923: 89; Wheeler, W.M. 1942: 224; Kempf, 1972a: 30; Shattuck, 1994: 12; Bolton, 1995b: 78.



  • Emery, C. 1893l. Studio monografico sul genere Azteca Forel. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (5)3:119-152 (page 144, pl. 2, figs. 66-71 soldier, worker, queen described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Longino, J.T. 2010. Personal Communication. Longino Collection Database
  • Wheeler W. M. 1942. Studies of Neotropical ant-plants and their ants. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 90: 1-262.