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Species: Odontomachus haematodus   (Linnaeus, 1758) 

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Odontomachus haematodus breviceps, Odontomachus haematodus bruneipes, Odontomachus haematodus clarionensis, Odontomachus haematodus coninodis, Odontomachus haematodus dulcis, Odontomachus haematodus notata, Odontomachus haematodus pallipes, Odontomachus haematodus paucidens, Odontomachus haematodus repetita, Odontomachus haematodus stanleyi, Odontomachus haematodus wheeleri

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

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

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

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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