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Species: Odontomachus insularis   Guérin-Méneville, 1844 

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See Also:

Odontomachus insularis hirsutiusculus, Odontomachus insularis pallens, Odontomachus insularis wheeleri

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Odontomachus insularis Guérin-Méneville, 1844a PDF: 423 (w.m.) CUBA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1897b PDF: 298 (q.).
Subspecies of Odontomachus haematodus: Emery, 1890c: 44 (footnote); Smith, 1939d PDF: 127.
Revived status as species: Taylor & Wilson, 1962 PDF: 142.
Material of the unavailable names Odontomachus pallens, Odontomachus wheeleri referred here by Brown, 1976a}: 104.


Neotropical Region: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Mexico, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago


Similar to Odontomachus ruginodis but easily separable by characters of the petiole: Anterior petiolar face tapering evenly through apex of apical spine, and petiole smooth and shining.

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On 2013-10-31 17:30:37 Brendon Boudinot modified Identification

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 3 times found in montane forest, 2 times found in wet rainforest, 1 times found in wet mixed, 1 times found in scrub forest, 1 times found in secondary forest, 1 times found in mixed pine forest, 0 times found in Tropical hardwood forest, 0 times found in palm forest, 0 times found in Palm Grove, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times ex sifted litter, 3 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times with orchids, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 12 times Winkler, 0 times Under rock, 0 times Soil nest, 0 times In stump, 0 times Under small rotting log, 0 times Base of live tree, 0 times Base of tree, 0 times Dead stick on ground, 0 times Garden path.

Elevations: collected from 18 - 1829 meters, 462 meters average

Type specimens: type of Odontomachus insularis: focol0683, focol0684-1, focol0684-2

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