Azteca coussapoae

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Azteca coussapoae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Azteca
Species: A. coussapoae
Binomial name
Azteca coussapoae
Forel, 1904

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality).


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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 Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • coussapoae. Azteca coussapoae Forel, 1904e: 700 (w.) BRAZIL (Amazonas).
    • Status as species: Emery, 1913a: 32; Borgmeier, 1923: 91; Wheeler, W.M. 1942: 226; Kempf, 1972a: 31; Shattuck, 1994: 15; Bolton, 1995b: 78.

Description

References

  • Forel, A. 1904f. In und mit Pflanzen lebende Ameisen aus dem Amazonas-Gebiet und aus Peru, gesammelt von Herrn E. Ule. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 20: 677-707 (page 700, worker described)