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Species: Eciton vagans   (Olivier, 1792) 

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See Also:

Eciton vagans allognathum, Eciton vagans angustatum, Eciton vagans dispar, Eciton vagans dubitatum, Eciton vagans fur, Eciton vagans mutatum

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

6 subspecies

Formica vagans Olivier, 1792: 501 (w.) FRENCH GUIANA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history


Neotropical Region: Americas, Brazil, Caribbean, Central America, Chiapas, Costa Caribe Norte, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Heredia, Jinotega, Matagalpa, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mexico, Minas Gerais, Nicaragua, Nueva Segovia, Paraguarí, Paraguay, South America, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Veracruz

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Caaguazú, Cordillera

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Eciton vagans   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 25, (download) 25 21367
Eciton vagans   Borgmeier, T., 1939, Nova contribuição para o conhecimento das formigas neotropicais (Hym. Formicidae)., Revista de Entomologia, São Paulo 10, pp. 403-428: 405-406, (download) 405-406 6484
Eciton vagans   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1: 151, (download) 151 8127

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in Semideciduous seasonal forest, 1 times found in tropical wet forest, 1 times found in cloud forest, 1 times found in coffee finca, 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in 2∫ cloud forest, 1 times found in Tropical hardwood forest, 1 times found in 2º cloud forest, 1 times found in pasture, 1 times found in tropical moist forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times column on ground, 2 times ground forager(s), 1 times swarm on ground.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times hand collecting, 1 times raiding column, 0 times Epigaeic pitfall, 0 times raiding trail, 1 times raiding trail over 90ft.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 1350 meters, 725 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Eciton simillima: casent0902633; Holotype of Eciton integrum: casent0911389

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