Azteca stanleyuli

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Azteca stanleyuli
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Azteca
Species: A. stanleyuli
Binomial name
Azteca stanleyuli
Forel, 1921

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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.

  • stanleyuli. Azteca stanleyuli Forel, 1921a: 202 (w.) BRAZIL (Pará).
    • Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1942: 240; Kempf, 1972a: 34; Shattuck, 1994: 25; Bolton, 1995b: 79.



  • Forel, A. 1921a [1920]. Fourmis trouvées dans des galles de Cordia et d'Agonandra, etc. Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève (2) 12: 201-208 (page 202, worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).