Azteca lynchi

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Azteca lynchi
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Azteca alfari)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Azteca
Species: Azteca lynchi
Brèthes, 1914

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


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • lynchi. Azteca lynchi Brèthes, 1914a: 93 (w.) BOLIVIA. Subspecies of alfari: Bruch, 1915: 534. Senior synonym of argentina: Bruch, 1915: 534; Gallardo, 1915: 20. Junior synonym of alfari: Longino, 1989: 5.


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 79, catalogue)
  • Brèthes, J. 1914a. Note sur quelques Dolichodérines argentines. An. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. B. Aires 26: 93-96. (page 93, worker described)
  • Bruch, C. 1915. Suplemento al catálogo de los formícidos argentinos. I. (Addenda et corrigenda). Rev. Mus. La Plata 19: 527-537 (page 534, variety of alfari, and senior synonm of argentina)
  • Gallardo, A. 1915. Observaciones sobre algunas hormigas de la República Argentina. An. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. B. Aires 27: 1-35 (page 20, variety of alfari, and senior synonm of argentina)
  • Longino, J. T. 1989b. Taxonomy of the Cecropia-inhabiting ants in the Azteca alfari species group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): evidence for two broadly sympatric species. Contr. Sci. (Los Angel.) 412: 1-16 (page 5, junior synonym of alfari)