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Species: Odontomachus simillimus   Smith, 1858 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Odontomachus simillimus Smith, 1858a PDF: 80, pl. 5, figs. 8, 9 (q.) FIJI ISLANDS. Oceania. Primary type information: Fiji Islands, Navai; CASENT0900649; BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Revived from synonymy: Wilson, 1959c PDF: 499; Brown, 1976a: 106.
Senior synonym of Odontomachus fuscipennis: Wilson, 1959c PDF: 499; of Odontomachus breviceps, Odontomachus pallidicornis: Brown, 1976a: 106.
See also: Brown, 1976a: 165; Fisher & Smith, 2008 PDF: 15 (w.q.m.); Sorger & Zettel, 2011 PDF: 158.

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 Western Ghats, Kerala. photo Dr Kalesh Sadasivan


Odontomachus simillimus male 



   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists) Species is native to: Australasia, Indomalaya bioregions (based on species list records).

Australasia Region: Australia, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
Indomalaya Region: Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, Christmas Island, India, Indonesia, Krakatau Islands, Laos, Malaysia, Nicobar Island, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
Malagasy Region: Seychelles
Oceania Region: Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Wallis and Futuna
Palearctic Region: Japan

Distribution Notes:



Worker: 4-8mm

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Odontomachus simillimus   Fisher, B. L. & Smith, M. A., 2008, A revision of Malagasy species of Anochetus Mayr and Odontomachus Latreille (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., PLoS ONE 3, pp. 1-23: 15-16, (download) 15-16 21401 GoogleMaps
Odontomachus simillimus   Smith, F., 1859, Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace at the Islands of Aru and Key., Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 3, pp. 132-158: 144, (download) 144 10342
Odontomachus simillimus   Sorger, D. M. & Zettel, H., 2011, On the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Philippine Islands: V. The genus Odontomachus Latreille, 1804., Myrmecological News 14, pp. 141-163: 158-161, (download) 158-161 23311
Odontomachus simillimus   Smith, F., 1860, Descriptions of new species of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace at Celebes. (Part Formicidae), Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 5, pp. 57-93: 72, (download) 72 2592

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 68 times found in primary rainforest, 46 times found in Disturbed forest, 25 times found in Pandanus & Casaurina forest, 20 times found in forest, 22 times found in Rainforest, 20 times found in secondary forest, 13 times found in coastal forest, 5 times found in forest edge, 5 times found in mixed forest, 8 times found in coastal scrub, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 204 times malaise trap, 69 times sifted litter, 9 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 14 times Ex rotten log, 13 times ground forager(s), 8 times Under stone, 5 times foraging on ground, 1 times nesting under stone, 2 times nesting in log, 2 times On ground, 3 times ground strays, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 281 times M, 71 times L, 23 times H, 23 times davis-sifting; incidental aspirated, 5 times CDC light trap, 5 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 4 times Malaise, 3 times winkler 2, 6 times aspirating, 4 times davis-sifting; incidental aspirated; PB bait, 6 times aspirating; PB & maple syrup bait, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1828 meters, 249 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Ponera pallidicornis: casent0901350; syntype of Odonotomachus haematoda breviceps: casent0901486; syntype of Odonotomachus haematodes fuscipenis: casent0907433; syntype of Odontomachus simillimus: casent0900649, casent0900650; type of Odontomachus haematodes var. fuscipennis: focol1049, focol1050, focol1051

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