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Species: Gigantiops destructor   (Fabricius, 1804) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Formica destructor Fabricius, 1804 PDF: 402 (w.) SOUTH AMERICA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Gigantiops: Roger, 1863b PDF: 11.
Senior synonym of Gigantiops solitaria: Roger, 1862c PDF: 287.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in lowland rainforest, 3 times found in near field station, 3 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in Plateau, 1 times found in riparian successional vegetation, 1 times found in secondgrowth rainforest, 1 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in 2� forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times nest 7, 2 times general collecting, 1 times strays, 1 times On ground, fleeing from eciton., 1 times Leaf litter, 1 times ground nest, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times ground forager.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 11 times pan trap, 6 times search, 3 times direct collection, 1 times Winkler48h, 1 times FIT, 1 times Hand, 1 times litter sample.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 1200 meters, 372 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Formica solitaria: casent0903259

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