Azteca theresiae menceps

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Azteca theresiae menceps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Azteca
Species: A. theresiae
Subspecies: A. theresiae menceps
Trinomial name
Azteca theresiae menceps
Forel, 1912



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Panama (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.




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

  • menceps. Azteca theresiae var. menceps Forel, 1912h: 54 (w.) PANAMA.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • [Notes (i): Baroni Urbani, 1977e: 79, cites 1w syntype NHMB; (ii) Shattuck, 1994: 26, cites 20w syntypes (19 MHNG, 1 NHMB).]
    • Type-locality: Panama: (no further data) (Christophersen).
    • Type-depositories: MHNG, NHMB.
    • Wheeler, W.M. 1942: 240 (s.q.m.).
    • Subspecies of theresiae: Wheeler, W.M. 1942: 240; Kempf, 1972a: 34; Shattuck, 1994: 26; Bolton, 1995b: 79.
    • Distribution: Panama.



  • Forel, A. 1912i. Formicides néotropiques. Part V. 4me sous-famille Dolichoderinae Forel. Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 20: 33-58 (page 54, worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1942. Studies of Neotropical ant-plants and their ants. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 90: 1-262 (page 240, soldier, queen, male described)