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Species: Azteca trigona   Emery, 1893 

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See Also:

Azteca trigona_cf, Azteca trigona gaigei, Azteca trigona mathildae, Azteca trigona mediops, Azteca trigona subdentata

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 4 valid subspecies

Azteca trigona Emery, 1893l: 146, pl. 2, figs. 79, 80 (q.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1896a PDF: 3 (w.); Forel, 1907h PDF: 8 (m.).
Senior synonym of Azteca festai: Forel, 1906d PDF: 237.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Azteca trigona   Forel, A., 1899, Biologia Centrali-Americana; or, contributions to the knowledge of the fauna and flora of Mexico and Central America. Insecta. Hymenoptera. 3 (Formicidae)., London: Unknown Publisher: 116, (download) 116 8170
Azteca trigona   Longino, J. T., 2007, A taxonomic review of the genus Azteca (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Costa Rica and a global revision of the aurita group., Zootaxa 1491, pp. 1-63: 60, (download) 60 21311

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in rainforest, 3 times found in secondary tropical moist forest, 1 times found in edge of rainforest, 1 times found in lab clearing.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times carton nest, 3 times on low vegetation, 1 times carton nest in treefall, 1 times Lot no. 40-22219, 1 times ex carton nest on Ochroma, JKES 59 times voucher, 1 times on gravel bar at blacklight, 1 times long conical carton nest on Apeiba.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times light trap, 4 times search, 3 times beating low vegetation, 1 times black light.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 905 meters, 120 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1922-02-01 and 2015-01-20

Type specimens: syntype of Azteca trigona: casent0905108; type of Azteca trigona: focol2974

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