Checklist of Azteca species

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Species Richness
Valid Species 113
Invalid Species 49
Fossils 2
Countries Occupied 24
Year Described 1878
First Species Described 1862
Last Species Described 2010

The following species and subspecies belong to the genus Azteca. Synonyms are listed under their senior names. For valid names only see Azteca species and for distribution information see Azteca species by Country.


adrepens Forel, 1911 (Paraguay)
aesopus Forel, 1908 (Brazil)
alfari Emery, 1893 (Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela)
   • Azteca alfari argentina Forel, 1914
   • Azteca alfari cecropiae Forel, 1906
   • Azteca alfari curtiscapa Forel, 1912
   • Azteca alfari langi Wheeler, W.M., 1942
   • Azteca alfari mixta Forel, 1908
   • Azteca alfaroi fumaticeps Forel, 1909
   • Azteca alfaroi lucidula Forel, 1899
   • Azteca bicolor Emery, 1893
   • Azteca championi breviscapa Forel, 1912
   • Azteca lynchi Brèthes, 1914
   • Azteca virens Forel, 1899

andreae Guerrero, Delabie & Dejean, 2010 (French Guiana)
angusticeps Emery, 1893 (Brazil, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago)
aragua Longino, 1992 (Venezuela)
aurita Emery, 1893 (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru)
   • Azteca lacrymosa silvae Forel, 1899

australis Wheeler, W.M., 1942 (Bolivia, Brazil, Peru)


barbifex Forel, 1906 (Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago)
beltii Emery, 1893 (Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama)
   • Azteca fasciata laeta Wheeler, W.M., 1942
   • Azteca stolli Forel, 1912

bequaerti Wheeler, W.M. & Bequaert, 1929 (Brazil, Peru)
brevicornis (Mayr, 1878) (Brazil)
brevicornis boliviana Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1942 (Bolivia)
brevis Forel, 1899 (Costa Rica, Nicaragua)


chartifex Forel, 1896 (Brazil, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago)
   • Azteca chartifex laticeps Forel, 1899

chartifex cearensis Forel, 1903 (Brazil)
chartifex decipiens Forel, 1906 (Brazil)
chartifex lanians Emery, 1913 (Brazil)
chartifex multinida Forel, 1899 (Colombia)
chartifex spiriti Forel, 1912 (Brazil)
chartifex stalactitica Emery, 1896 (Brazil)
christopherseni Forel, 1912 (Panama)
coeruleipennis Emery, 1893 (Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago)
constructor Emery, 1896 (Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago)
   • Azteca emmae Forel, 1904
   • Azteca guianae Wheeler, W.M., 1942

cordincola Forel, 1921 (Bolivia)
coussapoae Forel, 1904 (Brazil)
crassicornis Emery, 1893 (Brazil)


delpini Emery, 1893 (Brazil, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Netherlands Antilles, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago)
delpini antillana Forel, 1899 (Colombia, Guadeloupe, Lesser Antilles, Saint Lucia)
delpini trinidadensis Forel, 1899 (Trinidad and Tobago)
depilis Emery, 1893 (Brazil, Peru, Suriname)
diabolica Guerrero, Delabie & Dejean, 2010 (Panama)
duckei Forel, 1906 (Brazil)
duroiae Forel, 1904 (Brazil)


emeryi Forel, 1904 (Brazil, Ecuador)


fasciata Emery, 1893 (Bolivia, Brazil)
fasciata similis Mann, 1916 (Brazil)
flavigaster Longino, 2007 (Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru)
forelii Emery, 1893 (Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago)
   • Azteca eiseni Pergande, 1896
   • Azteca foreli championi Forel, 1899
   • Azteca foreli raptrix Forel, 1912
   • Azteca foreli ursina Forel, 1899
   • Azteca foreli xysticola Forel, 1899

foveiceps Wheeler, W.M., 1921 (Guyana)


gnava Forel, 1906 (Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama)
   • Azteca paraensis surubrensis Forel, 1912
   • Azteca ulei rossi Forel, 1909

gnava cayennensis Forel, 1912 (French Guiana, Guyana)
godmani Forel, 1899 (Panama)
goeldii Forel, 1906 (Brazil)
goeldii croceiscapa Forel, 1915 (Brazil)


huberi Forel, 1906 (Brazil)
hypophylla Forel, 1899 (Colombia)


iheringi Forel, 1915 (Brazil)
instabilis (Smith, F., 1862) (Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Suriname)
   • Azteca instabilis major Forel, 1899

isthmica Wheeler, W.M., 1942 (Brazil, Panama)


jelskii Emery, 1893 (Bolivia, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela)
   • Azteca tonduzi columbica Forel, 1912

juruensis Forel, 1904 (Bolivia, Brazil)


lallemandi Forel, 1899 (Brazil, Colombia, Panama)
   • Azteca lanuginosa pruinosa Mann, 1916

lanuginosa Emery, 1893 (Brazil)
lattke Longino, 1991 (Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela)
laurae Guerrero, Delabie & Dejean, 2010 (Brazil)
linamariae Guerrero, Delabie & Dejean, 2010 (Brazil, Colombia)
longiceps Emery, 1893 (Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama)
   • Azteca prorsa Wheeler, W.M., 1942

lucida Forel, 1899 (Guatemala, Mexico)
luederwaldti Forel, 1909 (Argentina, Paraguay)


mayrii Emery, 1893 (Brazil)
merida Longino, 1992 (Ecuador, Mexico, Venezuela)
minor Forel, 1904 (Brazil)
muelleri Emery, 1893 (Bolivia, Brazil, El Salvador, Peru)
   • Azteca muelleri brunni Forel, 1909
   • Azteca muelleri janeirensis Forel, 1912
   • Azteca muelleri nigridens Forel, 1908
   • Azteca muelleri wacketi Emery, 1908
   • Azteca nigella Emery, 1893
   • Azteca ulei gibbifera Forel, 1908

muelleri terminalis Mann, 1916 (Brazil)


nanogyna Longino, 2007 (Costa Rica)
nigra Forel, 1912 (Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama)
nigricans Forel, 1899 (Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama)


oecocordia Longino, 2007 (Costa Rica)
olitrix Forel, 1904 (Brazil)
ovaticeps Forel, 1904 (Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela)
   • Azteca alfari aequalis Forel, 1906
   • Azteca alfari aequilata Forel, 1904
   • Azteca alfari tuberosa Forel, 1906


paraensis Forel, 1904 (Brazil)
paraensis bondari Borgmeier, 1937 (Brazil)
petalocephala Longino, 1992 (Bolivia, Peru)
pilosula Forel, 1899 (Costa Rica, Panama)
   • Azteca lacrymosa Forel, 1899

pittieri Forel, 1899 (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama)
   • Azteca longiceps patruelis Forel, 1908
   • Azteca pittieri emarginatisquamis Forel, 1921

polymorpha Forel, 1899 (Brazil, Colombia)
polymorpha bahiana Forel, 1912 (Brazil)


quadraticeps Longino, 2007 (Costa Rica, Nicaragua)


salti Wheeler, W.M., 1930 (Colombia)
sapii Forel, 1912 (Brazil)
schimperi Emery, 1893 (Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname)
   • Azteca fiebrigi Forel, 1909
   • Azteca lanuginosa clariceps Santschi, 1933
   • Azteca muelleri pallida Stitz, 1937

schumannii Emery, 1893 (Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela)
schumannii dubia Mann, 1916 (Brazil)
schumannii taediosa Forel, 1904 (Brazil)
sericea (Mayr, 1866) (Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Mexico, Suriname)
   • Azteca instabilis mexicana Emery, 1896

sericeasur Longino, 2007 (Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama)
severini Emery, 1896 (Brazil)
snellingi Guerrero, Delabie & Dejean, 2010 (Panama)
stanleyuli Forel, 1921 (Brazil)
stigmatica Emery, 1896 (Brazil)
subopaca Forel, 1899 (Panama)


tachigaliae Forel, 1904 (Peru)
theresiae Forel, 1899 (Colombia)
theresiae menceps Forel, 1912 (Panama)
tonduzi Forel, 1899 (Costa Rica)
trailii Emery, 1893 (Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname)
trailii filicis Forel, 1904 (Brazil, Peru)
trailii tillandsiarum Wheeler, W.M., 1942 (Guyana)
trailii tococae Forel, 1904 (Brazil)
trianguliceps Forel, 1912 (Brazil)
trigona Emery, 1893 (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago)
   • Azteca festai Emery, 1896

trigona gaigei Forel, 1914 (Colombia)
trigona mathildae Forel, 1906 (Brazil)
trigona mediops Forel, 1904 (Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago)
trigona subdentata Forel, 1904 (Brazil)


ulei Forel, 1904 (Brazil, Peru)
ulei cordiae Forel, 1904 (Bolivia, Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname)
ulei gagatina Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1942 (Bolivia)
ulei nigricornis Forel, 1904 (Brazil)


velox Forel, 1899 (Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago)
   • Azteca coeruleipennis fasciata Pergande, 1896
   • Azteca velox nigriventris Forel, 1899
   • Azteca velox rectinota Forel, 1908

velox rochai Forel, 1912 (Brazil)


xanthochroa (Roger, 1863) (Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago)
   • Azteca xanthochroa costaricensis Wheeler, W.M., 1942

Fossil Species


alpha Wilson, 1985


eumeces Wilson, 1985