Azteca muelleri terminalis

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

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality).


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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.

  • terminalis. Azteca muelleri subsp. terminalis Mann, 1916: 470, pl. 2, fig. 16 (s.) BRAZIL (Rondônia).
    • Subspecies of muelleri: Borgmeier, 1923: 95; Kempf, 1972a: 33; Shattuck, 1994: 23; Bolton, 1995b: 80.

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 470, pl. 2, fig. 16 soldier described)