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Species: Eciton burchellii   (Westwood, 1842) 

Classification:
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See Also:

Eciton burchellii cupiens, Eciton burchellii foreli, Eciton burchellii parvispinum, Eciton burchellii urichi

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 4 valid subspecies

Labidus burchellii Westwood, 1842 PDF: 74, pl. 20, fig. 1 (m.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1896g PDF: 39 (s.w.); Wheeler, 1921d PDF: 304 (q.); Emery, 1899f: 6 (l.).
Combination in Eciton: Emery, 1890c PDF: 39.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Eciton burchellii cupiens, Eciton burchellii foreli, Eciton burchellii parvispinum, Eciton burchellii urichi.

Distribution:

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

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Amambay, Canindeyú, Guairá

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55

burchellii (WestwoodHNS 1842).

Amambay, Canindeyú, Guairá, “Paraguay” (s. loc.) (ALWC, BMNH, INBP, IFML, LACM, MCSN, MZSP, NHMB, NHMW). Literature records: “Paraguay” (s. loc.) (Borgmeier 1955, Santschi 1920a).

Specimen Habitat Summary

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



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