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Species: Nomamyrmex esenbeckii   (Westwood, 1842) 

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Nomamyrmex esenbeckii crassicornis, Nomamyrmex esenbeckii hirsutipodex, Nomamyrmex esenbeckii mordax, Nomamyrmex esenbeckii wilsoni

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

2 subspecies

Labidus esenbeckii Westwood, 1842 PDF: 75, pl. 20, fig. 4 (m.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Eciton: Emery, 1890c: 39; in Nomamyrmex (Labidus): Santschi, 1920 PDF: 364; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 64; in Nomamyrmex (Holopone): Santschi, 1925b PDF: 11; in Nomamyrmex (Nomamyrmex): Borgmeier, 1936b PDF: 55; in Nomamyrmex: Borgmeier, 1953 PDF: 14.
Senior synonym of Nomamyrmex fimbriatum, Nomamyrmex interrupta, Nomamyrmex terrificum: Borgmeier, 1953 PDF: 14; of Nomamyrmex afflictus, Nomamyrmex crudele, Nomamyrmex indomabile: Borgmeier, 1955 PDF: 139; of Nomamyrmex crassicornis: Wild, 2007B PDF: 43.
See also: Borgmeier, 1958a: 201; Watkins, 1977a PDF}: 204.


Nearctic Region: Texas
Neotropical Region: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, 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: 2 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in mature wet forest, 1 times found in raiding colony of Pogonomyrmex barbatus, 1 times found in cloud forest edge, 1 times found in low forest, 1 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in Port of entry, 1 times found in tropical dry forest, 0 times found in Tropical Hardwood Forest, 0 times found in Deciduous tropical forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times column on ground, 1 times Tall wet forest. Column with Atta brood crossing driveway in front of station., 1 times ground forager(s), attacking Atta cephalotes, 1 times Column crossing stream on a log, workers carrying brood. The larger workers ca, 1 times raiding termites, 1 times nesting in hard packed clay soil in open trail, 1 times column on road, 1 times 0940hrs, St. 53. A Nomamyrmex esenbecki raiding column was attacking an Atta ce, 1 times Trail behind kitchen. Nomamyrmex were raiding a Pheidole I nest in the trail., 1 times Strays from all habitats, primary wet forest and second growth., 1 times Strays from all habitats, entire time., ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times at light, 3 times search, 3 times Raiding columns, 2 times Blacklight, 0 times Column or road, 0 times Knothole of hardwood, 0 times Under rock.

Elevations: collected from 6 - 1340 meters, 276 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; type of Eciton fimbriatum: casent0901970; type of Nomamyrmex esenbeckii: casent0901959

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