Azteca paraensis

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Azteca paraensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Azteca
Species: A. paraensis
Binomial name
Azteca paraensis
Forel, 1904

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.



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

  • paraensis. Azteca velox r. paraensis Forel, 1904c: 45 (w.) BRAZIL (Pará).
    • Status as species: Forel, 1906d: 240; Emery, 1913a: 34; Borgmeier, 1923: 95; Eidmann, 1936b: 90; Borgmeier, 1937b: 250; Kempf, 1972a: 34; Shattuck, 1994: 24; Bolton, 1995b: 79.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus bondari.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Franco W., N. Ladino, J. H. C. Delabie, A. Dejean, J. Orivel, M. Fichaux, S. Groc, M. Leponce, and R. M. Feitosa. 2019. First checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of French Guiana. Zootaxa 4674(5): 509-543.
  • Majer J. D., and J. H. C. Delabie. 1994. Comparison of the ant communities of annually inundated and terra firme forests at Trombetas in the Brazilian Amazon. Insectes Sociaux 41: 343-359.