Azteca duroiae

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

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (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 Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • duroiae. Azteca duroiae Forel, 1904e: 697 (s.w.) BRAZIL (Amazonas).
    • Forel, 1906d: 242 (m.).
    • Status as species: Forel, 1906d: 241; Emery, 1913a: 32; Borgmeier, 1923: 92; Wheeler, W.M. 1942: 227; Kempf, 1972a: 31; Shattuck, 1994: 16; Bolton, 1995b: 78.



  • 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 697, soldier, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1906d. Fourmis néotropiques nouvelles ou peu connues. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 50: 225-249 (page 241, male described)