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Species: Azteca sericea   (Mayr, 1866) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Iridomyrmex sericeus Mayr, 1866a PDF: 498, pl. fig. 8 (w.) MEXICO. Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype workers (number not stated). Primary type locality: Mexico (no further data) (by restriction of Kempf, 1972b PDF: 34). Primary type depository: NHMW (possibly also in NHRS as the St Joseph specimens are cited as “Mus. holm.”). Type notes: Other original syntype locality: Mexico (?): St Joseph I. (= San José I.?) (Heller). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Wheeler, 1942 PDF: 239 (q.).
Combination in Azteca: Forel, 1878c PDF: 384
Junior synonym of Azteca instabilis: Mayr, 1878 PDF: 870
Junior synonym of Azteca xanthochroa: Forel, 1878c PDF: 384 (footnote).
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Panama, Suriname
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Azteca   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: 8-10, (download) 8-10 21311
Azteca sericea   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: 61, (download) 61 21311
Azteca sericea   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: 109-110, (download) 109-110 8170

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Miami Quarantine.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times orchid plants - cargo, 1 times ex orchids.

Collect Date Range: collected between 1946-09-04 00:00:00.0 and 1950-03-21 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Azteca instabilis mexicana: casent0915571; syntype of Azteca sericea: casent0903020; syntype of Iridomyrmex sericeus: casent0915572



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