Azteca instabilis mexicana

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Azteca instabilis mexicana
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Azteca sericea)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Azteca
Species: Azteca instabilis mexicana
Emery, 1896

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Azteca sericea.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • mexicana. Azteca instabilis var. mexicana Emery, 1896b: 3 (w.) MEXICO. Junior synonym of sericea: Longino, 2007: 61.


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 79, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1896b. Alcune forme nuove del genere Azteca For. e note biologiche. Boll. Mus. Zool. Anat. Comp. R. Univ. Torino 11(2 230: 1-7 (page 3, worker described)