Azteca fasciata similis

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Azteca fasciata similis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Azteca
Species: A. fasciata
Subspecies: A. fasciata similis
Trinomial name
Azteca fasciata similis
Mann, 1916

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (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.

  • similis. Azteca fasciata var. similis Mann, 1916: 472 (s.w.) BRAZIL (Rondônia).
    • Subspecies of fasciata: Borgmeier, 1923: 92; Kempf, 1972a: 31; Shattuck, 1994: 17; Bolton, 1995b: 79.

Description

References

  • Mann, W. M. 1916. The Stanford Expedition to Brazil, 1911, John C. Branner, Director. The ants of Brazil. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 60: 399-490 (page 472, soldier, worker described)