Azteca chartifex decipiens

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Azteca chartifex decipiens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Azteca
Species: A. chartifex
Subspecies: A. chartifex decipiens
Trinomial name
Azteca chartifex decipiens
Forel, 1906


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


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality).

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.

  • decipiens. Azteca chartifex r. decipiens Forel, 1906d: 236 (w.) BRAZIL (Amazonas).
    • [First available use of Azteca chartifex r. laticeps var. decipiens Forel, 1904c: 44 (w.) BRAZIL (Pará); unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
    • Subspecies of chartifex: Emery, 1913a: 32; Wheeler, W.M. 1916d: 330; Wheeler, W.M. 1922c: 14; Borgmeier, 1923: 90; Kempf, 1972a: 30; Shattuck, 1994: 14; Bolton, 1995b: 78.



  • Forel, A. 1904d. Miscellanea myrmécologiques. Rev. Suisse Zool. 12: 1-52 (page 44, First available use of Azteca chartifex r. laticpes var. decipiens; unavailable name)
  • Forel, A. 1906d. Fourmis néotropiques nouvelles ou peu connues. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 50: 225-249 (page 236, worker described)