Azteca duroiae

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

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Specimen Labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -20.766667° to -20.766667°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.


Explore-icon.png Explore Overview of Azteca 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.



Images from AntWeb

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Syntype of Azteca duroiaeWorker. Specimen code casent0909620. Photographer Z. Lieberman, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MHNG, Geneva, Switzerland.


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

  • duroiae. Azteca duroiae Forel, 1904e: 697 (w.) BRAZIL (Amazonas).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • [Note: Shattuck, 1994: 16, cites 44w syntypes (3 MCZC, 41 MHNG) but adds, “some probably not type-material”.]
    • Type-localities: Brazil: Amazonas, Juruá, Jaburu (E. Ule) (invalid restriction of type-locality by Kempf, 1972a: 32; no lectotype designated), Brazil: Amazonas, Juruá Miry (Mirim), no. 5719 (E. Ule).
    • Type-depositories: MCZC, MHNG.
    • Forel, 1906d: 242 (m.).
    • Status as species: Forel, 1906d: 241; Emery, 1913a: 32; Borgmeier, 1923: 92; Wheeler, W.M. 1942: 227; Kempf, 1972a: 31; Shattuck, 1994: 16; Bolton, 1995b: 78.
    • Distribution: Brazil.



  • Forel, A. 1904f. In und mit Pflanzen lebende Ameisen aus dem Amazonas-Gebiet und aus Peru, gesammelt von Herrn E. Ule. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 20: 677-707 (page 697, soldier, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1906d. Fourmis néotropiques nouvelles ou peu connues. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 50: 225-249 (page 241, male described)