Azteca nigella

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Azteca nigella
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Azteca muelleri)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Azteca
Species: Azteca nigella
Emery, 1893

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


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

  • nigella. Azteca nigella Emery, 1893b: 132, pl. 1, figs. 23, 24 (w.) BRAZIL. Subspecies of muelleri: Emery, 1913a: 34. Junior synonym of muelleri: Wheeler, W.M. 1942: 236; Longino, 1992: 1591.


  • Emery, C. 1893l. Studio monografico sul genere Azteca Forel. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (5)3:119-152 (page 132, pl. 1, figs. 23, 24 worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1913a [1912]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dolichoderinae. Genera Insectorum 137: 1-50 (page 34, variety of muelleri)
  • Longino, J. T. 1991a. Taxonomy of the Cecropia-inhabiting Azteca ants. J. Nat. Hist. 2 25: 1571-1602 (page 1591, junior synonym of muelleri)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1942. Studies of Neotropical ant-plants and their ants. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 90: 1-262 (page 236, junior synonym of muelleri)