Azteca trigona gaigei

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Azteca trigona gaigei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Azteca
Species: A. trigona
Subspecies: A. trigona gaigei
Trinomial name
Azteca trigona gaigei
Forel, 1914


A member of the Azteca trigona group. See the group page and keys for identification information.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Colombia (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.

  • gaigei. Azteca trigona r. gaigei Forel, 1914c: 618 (w.) COLOMBIA.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • [Note: Shattuck, 1994: 27, cites 5w syntypes (2 MCZC, 3 MHNG).]
    • Type-locality: Colombia: Prov. Santa Marta (F.M. Gaige).
    • Type-depositories: MCZC, MHNG.
    • Subspecies of trigona: Kempf, 1972a: 35; Shattuck, 1994: 27; Bolton, 1995b: 78; Guerrero, 2019: 706.
    • Distribution: Colombia.



  • Forel, A. 1914c. Einige amerikanische Ameisen. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1914: 615-620 (page 618, soldier, worker described)