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Species: Nomamyrmex esenbeckii   (Westwood, 1842) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Labidus esenbeckii Westwood, 1842 PDF: 75, pl. 20, fig. 4 (m.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. Primary type information: Vendinha [29°47′S 51°33′E], Brazil, 10 September 1828 (W. Burchell); CASENT0901959; OUMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Eciton (Labidus): Emery, 1890c PDF: 39; Santschi, 1920 PDF: 364; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 64.
Combination in Nomamyrmex (Holopone): Santschi, 1925b PDF: 11.
Combination in Nomamyrmex (Nomamyrmex): Borgmeier, 1936b PDF: 55; .
Combination in Nomamyrmex: Borgmeier, 1953 PDF: 14.
Senior synonym of Nomamyrmex crassicornis: Wild, 2007B PDF: 43.
Status as species: Borgmeier, 1958a PDF: 201; Watkins, 1977a PDF: 204.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Caaguazú, Canindeyú, Central, Concepción, Cordillera

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Nomamyrmex esenbeckii   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 43, (download) 43 21367
Nomamyrmex esenbeckii   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 26, (download) 26 21367

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in lowland wet forest, 4 times found in rainforest, 5 times found in Arboleda, 3 times found in lowland rainforest, 5 times found in STR 650m., 2 times found in coffee farm, 3 times found in SOR 750m., 1 times found in mature wet forest, 1 times found in CES.350m., ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times unknown, 3 times column on road, 2 times column on ground, 3 times raiding columns, 1 times CES300, 3 times beating veg., 1 times ground forager(s), attacking Atta cephalotes, 1 times foraging column, 1 times Column crossing stream on a log, workers carrying brood. The larger workers ca, 1 times raiding termites, 1 times nesting in hard packed clay soil in open trail, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 26 times Lighttrap, 12 times Blacklight, 4 times Mercury Vapor Light, 5 times search, 1 times at light, 3 times beating, 4 times direct collection, 4 times Manual sampling, 3 times light trap.

Elevations: collected from 6 - 1400 meters, 235 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Eciton crassicorne indomabile: casent0911408; syntype of Eciton crassicorne crudele: casent0911406; syntype of Eciton esenbecki hirsutipodex: casent0911412; syntype of Eciton fimbriatum: casent0911407; syntype of Eciton fimbriatum interrupta: casent0911409; syntype of Eciton fimbriatum terrificum: casent0911410; syntype of Eciton crassicornis: casent0902666, casent0902667; syntype of Eciton crassicornis crudele furiosum: casent0911411; syntype of Nomamyrmex esenbeckii mordax: casent0911413; type of Eciton fimbriatum: casent0901970; type of Nomamyrmex esenbeckii: casent0901959

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