Azteca gnava cayennensis

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Azteca gnava cayennensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Azteca
Species: A. gnava
Subspecies: A. gnava cayennensis
Trinomial name
Azteca gnava cayennensis
Forel, 1912

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: French Guiana (type locality), Guyana.


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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 New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • cayennensis. Azteca gnava r. cayennensis Forel, 1912h: 49 (w.) FRENCH GUIANA.

Description

References

  • Forel, A. 1912i. Formicides néotropiques. Part V. 4me sous-famille Dolichoderinae Forel. Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 20: 33-58 (page 49, worker described)