Azteca delpini trinidadensis

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Azteca delpini trinidadensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Azteca
Species: A. delpini
Subspecies: A. delpini trinidadensis
Trinomial name
Azteca delpini trinidadensis
Forel, 1899

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Trinidad and Tobago (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

  • trinidadensis. Azteca velox var. trinidadensis Forel, 1899c: 109 (s.w.q.) TRINIDAD.
    • Subspecies of velox: Forel, 1904c: 44; Wheeler, W.M. 1905b: 131; Forel, 1912h: 49.
    • Subspecies of delpini: Forel, 1908c: 391; Emery, 1913a: 32; Wheeler, W.M. 1922c: 14; Wheeler, W.M. 1942: 227; Kempf, 1972a: 31; Shattuck, 1994: 16; Bolton, 1995b: 80.

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1913a [1912]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dolichoderinae. Genera Insectorum 137: 1-50 (page 32, subspecies of delpini)
  • Forel, A. 1899h. Formicidae. [part]. Biol. Cent.-Am. Hym. 3: 105-136 (page 109, soldier, worker, queen described)
  • Forel, A. 1908h. Ameisen aus Sao Paulo (Brasilien), Paraguay etc. gesammelt von Prof. Herm. v. Ihering, Dr. Lutz, Dr. Fiebrig, etc. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 58: 340-418 (page 391, subspecies of delpini)
  • Forel, A. 1912i. Formicides néotropiques. Part V. 4me sous-famille Dolichoderinae Forel. Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 20: 33-58 (page 49, race of velox)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922e. The ants of Trinidad. Am. Mus. Novit. 45: 1-16 (page 14, subspecies of delpini)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1942. Studies of Neotropical ant-plants and their ants. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 90: 1-262 (page 227, see also)