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Species: Odontomachus haematodus

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2014)

Formica haematoda Linnaeus, 1758 PDF: 582 (q.) "AMERICA MERIDIONALI". Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Odontomachus: Latreille, 1804: 179.
Senior synonym of Odontomachus maxillosa: Retzius, 1783: 75; Olivier, 1792: 502; Latreille, 1802a: 192; of Odontomachus hirsutiusculus: Roger, 1863b: 22; Brown, 1976a}: 104; of Odontomachus pallipes and material of the unavailable name Odontomachus bruneipes referred here: Brown, 1976a}: 104.


Brown (1976) considered Odontomachus haematodus to be restricted to "cis-Andean continental S America from [the] Orinoco Delta to Tucumán, Argentina." Records from elsewhere should be treated cautiously. (Including range previously given here, but provided for integrity: India,Neotropical: Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Eucador, Guyana, French Guiana, Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela, Brazil, Surinam, Philippines, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles, Bahamas.)


Striae on head reaching occipital carina; first gastric tergum predominantly smooth; metasternum with acute paired denticles anterior to metacoxae; body brown, legs yellow to brown. Easily confused with the Nearctic Odontomachus brunneus, but the latter taxon lacks metasternal processes.


Brown, W. L., Jr. (1976) Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section A. Introduction, subtribal characters. Genus Odontomachus. Studia Entomologica, 19: 67-171.

Taxon Page Author History

On 2013-08-13 00:12:50 Brendon Boudinot modified Identification
On 2013-08-13 00:08:54 Brendon Boudinot modified References
On 2013-08-13 00:08:01 Brendon Boudinot modified Distribution
On 2013-08-13 00:06:57 Brendon Boudinot modified Distribution

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Wild, A. L., 2007:
Canindeyú , Central, Guairá , Misiones, Ñeembucú , Pte. Hayes, “Paraguay” (s. loc.) (ALWC, BMNH, IFML, INBP, LACM, MCSN, MHNG). Literature records: Cordillera (Forel 1909).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in at base of pine tree, 2 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in rainforest clearing, 1 times found in Grassland, 1 times found in Port of entry, 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in secondgrowth rainforest, 1 times found in wet forest

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 9 times pan trap, 3 times search, 1 times in litter

Elevations: collected from 50 - 325 meters, 231 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Odontomachus haematoda pallipes: casent0900582; syntype of Odontomachus hirsutisculus: casent0900581; syntype of Odontomachus haematodus pubescens bruneipes: casent0904007

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