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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, 2017)

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


Malagasy Region: Antsiranana
Nearctic Region: Texas
Neotropical Region: Amazonas, Aragua, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canal Zone, Canindeyú, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Colombia, Colon, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Heredia, Oaxaca, Panama, Paraguay, Pernambuco, Peru, Puntarenas, Suriname, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago, Trujillo, 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 tall wet forest, 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 forest/pasture edge, montane wet forest, 1 times found in low forest, 2 times found in montane forest edge, matrix of forest and pasture land, 1 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in Port of entry, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times column on ground, 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, 1 times column on road, 1 times raiding termites, 1 times nesting in hard packed clay soil in open trail, 1 times Column crossing trail in primary forest on ridge just above the Rio Rincon, near, 1 times 1000hrs. St. 803. A large Atta colony was being raided by Nom. esenbecki. Atta, 1 times 0940hrs, St. 53. A Nomamyrmex esenbecki raiding column was attacking an Atta ce, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times at light, 3 times beating, 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, 317 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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