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Extant: 6 valid subspecies
|Eciton vagans||Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 25, (download)||25||21367|
|Eciton vagans||Borgmeier, T., 1939, Nova contribuição para o conhecimento das formigas neotropicais (Hym. Formicidae)., Revista de Entomologia, São Paulo 10, pp. 403-428: 405-406, (download)||405-406||6484|
|Eciton vagans||Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1: 151, (download)||151||8127|
Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in Semideciduous seasonal forest, 1 times found in tropical wet forest, 1 times found in cloud forest, 1 times found in coffee finca, 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in 2∫ cloud forest, 3 times found in Tropical hardwood forest, 1 times found in pasture, 1 times found in tropical moist forest, 1 times found in 2º cloud forest.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times column on ground, 2 times ground forager(s), 2 times raiding trail, 1 times swarm on ground, 1 times raiding trail over 90ft.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times hand collecting, 1 times raiding column, 4 times direct collection, 3 times Epigaeic pitfall.
Elevations: collected from 50 - 1350 meters, 538 meters average