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Extant: 4 valid subspecies
|Current subspecies: nominal plus Eciton burchellii cupiens, Eciton burchellii foreli, Eciton burchellii parvispinum, Eciton burchellii urichi.|
Amambay, Canindeyú, Guairá, “Paraguay” (s. loc.) (ALWC, BMNH, INBP, IFML, LACM, MCSN, MZSP, NHMB, NHMW). Literature records: “Paraguay” (s. loc.) (Borgmeier 1955, Santschi 1920a).
Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in lowland tropical rain forest, 2 times found in 2∫ cloud forest, 1 times found in pasture, 0 times found in in column moving across sand, 1 times found in Roadside vegetation, 1 times found in bosque medio, 3 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in Mayan ruins, disturbed habitat, 1 times found in montane rainforest, 1 times found in oak cloud forest, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times column on ground, 2 times swarm on ground, 4 times raiding columns, 1 times nest migration, 1 times foraging trail, 1 times Column crossing road, 1 times foraging column, 1 times foragers, 1 times Eciton raid, 2 times bivouac under side of log 1 foot from ground, 2 times bivouac, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times hand collecting, 5 times direct collection, 3 times search, 1 times at light, 1 times light trap, 1 times Pitfall72h, 1 times porch light, 1 times Beating.
Elevations: collected from 6 - 2050 meters, 386 meters average
Type specimens: type of Eciton burchelli: casent0901956