Azteca polymorpha

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Azteca polymorpha
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Azteca
Species: A. polymorpha
Binomial name
Azteca polymorpha
Forel, 1899

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -2.4° to -2.4°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil, Colombia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

  • polymorpha. Azteca polymorpha Forel, 1899c: 121 (footnote) (s.w.) COLOMBIA.
    • Forel, 1912h: 56 (q.).
    • Status as species: Forel, 1912h: 56; Emery, 1913a: 34; Kempf, 1972a: 34; Shattuck, 1994: 24; Bolton, 1995b: 79; Guerrero, 2019: 706.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus bahiana.

Description

References

  • Forel, A. 1899h. Formicidae. [part]. Biol. Cent.-Am. Hym. 3: 105-136 (page 121, (footnote) soldier, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1912i. Formicides néotropiques. Part V. 4me sous-famille Dolichoderinae Forel. Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 20: 33-58 (page 56, queen described)