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Species: Nomamyrmex esenbeckii   (Westwood, 1842) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Labidus esenbeckii Westwood, 1842 PDF: 75, pl. 20, fig. 4 (m.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. "Vendinha [29°47′S 51°33′E], Brazil, 10 September 1828 (W. Burchell)." Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH). CASENT0901959. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history


Nearctic Region: Chihuahua, North America, Sonora, Texas, United States
Neotropical Region: Amazonas, Americas, Aragua, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canindeyú, Caribbean, Central America, Chiapas, Coclé, Colombia, Colón, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guanacaste, Guatemala, Guyana, Heredia, Honduras, Mexico, Minas Gerais, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Panama, Panamá, Paraguay, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Peru, Puntarenas, San José, South America, Suchitepéquez, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Trujillo, Tunapuna-Piarco, Venezuela

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Caaguazú, Canindeyú, Central, Concepción, Cordillera

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Nomamyrmex esenbeckii   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 43, (download) 43 21367
Nomamyrmex esenbeckii   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 26, (download) 26 21367

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in lowland wet forest, 4 times found in rainforest, 5 times found in Arboleda, 3 times found in lowland rainforest, 5 times found in STR 650m., 2 times found in coffee farm, 3 times found in wet forest, 3 times found in SOR 750m., 1 times found in mature wet forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times unknown, 3 times column on road, 2 times column on ground, 1 times CES300, 3 times beating veg., 1 times Column crossing stream on a log, workers carrying brood. The larger workers ca, 1 times ground forager(s), attacking Atta cephalotes, 1 times foraging column, 2 times column, 1 times Cerca del Refugio, 2 times ARRIBA, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 26 times Lighttrap, 12 times Blacklight, 4 times Mercury Vapor Light, 5 times search, 1 times at light, 3 times Raiding columns, 3 times beating, 0 times Manual sampling, 3 times light trap, 0 times Under rock, 0 times Column or road, ...

Elevations: collected from 6 - 1400 meters, 304 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Eciton crassicorne indomabile: casent0911408; syntype of Eciton crassicorne crudele: casent0911406; syntype of Eciton esenbecki hirsutipodex: casent0911412; syntype of Eciton fimbriatum: casent0911407; syntype of Eciton fimbriatum interrupta: casent0911409; syntype of Eciton fimbriatum terrificum: casent0911410; syntype of Eciton crassicornis: casent0902666, casent0902667; syntype of Eciton crassicornis crudele furiosum: casent0911411; syntype of Nomamyrmex esenbeckii mordax: casent0911413; type of Eciton fimbriatum: casent0901970; type of Nomamyrmex esenbeckii: casent0901959

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