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Species: Odontomachus insularis   Guérin-Méneville, 1844 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Odontomachus insularis Guérin-Méneville, 1844a PDF: 423 (w.m.) CUBA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1897b PDF: 298 (q.).
Subspecies of Odontomachus haematodus: Emery, 1890c PDF: 44 (footnote); Smith, 1939d PDF: 127.
Revived status as species: Taylor & Wilson, 1962 PDF: 142.
Material of the unavailable names Odontomachus pallens, Odontomachus wheeleri referred here by Brown, 1976a: 104.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Cuba, Haiti, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical


Similar to Odontomachus ruginodis but easily separable by characters of the petiole: Anterior petiolar face tapering evenly through apex of apical spine, and petiole smooth and shining.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 3 times found in montane forest, 2 times found in wet rainforest, 1 times found in wet mixed, 1 times found in hardwood forest, 1 times found in Port of entry, 0 times found in Jungle Pond," north end of island, E. of Red Bays, 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in Mangrove swamp, 1 times found in scrub forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times ex sifted litter, 3 times ex sifted leaf litter, 3 times under rock, 2 times soil nest, 1 times with orchids, 1 times under small rotting log, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times in stump, 1 times garden path, 1 times dead stick on ground, 1 times Base of tree, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 12 times Winkler.

Elevations: collected from 18 - 1829 meters, 462 meters average

Type specimens: type of Odontomachus insularis: focol0683, focol0684-1, focol0684-2

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