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|[In the figure legends of Smith, 1855c PDF: 169 the name Eciton rapax is misspelled as Eciton raptor; incorrect subsequent spelling.].|
Hab. Brazil (Para; Santarem; Ega).
This species is readily distinguished by its having the head, thorax, legs and nodes of the abdomen opake black, and the abdomen pale reddish yellow. Mr. Bates says, "This is the largest species of the genus that I have seen; its columns are narrower than those of the other species, in fact they generally run along in single file, and forage in the same way. I have found them carrying off great numbers of cocoons of a species of FormicaHNS; I have searched the columns long and repeatedly without finding any individuals with large heads and long mandibles."
Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in edge of second-growth rainforest.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times raiding columns, 1 times ground foragar(s).
Elevations: collected from 250 - 544 meters, 511 meters average
Type specimens: Lectotype of Eciton rapax: casent0902635