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Species: Odontomachus insularis   Guérin-Méneville, 1844 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

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.


Nearctic Region: Florida, Georgia, North America, United States
Neotropical Region: Americas, Barbados, Caribbean, Central America, Colima, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Granma, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guantánamo, Guerrero, Haiti, Holguín, Mexico, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Santiago de Cuba, 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.

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 hardwood forest, 1 times found in rainforest, 0 times found in Mangrove swamp, 1 times found in scrub forest, 1 times found in secondary forest, 1 times found in mixed pine forest, ...

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 Dead stick on ground, 0 times Garden path, 0 times In stump, 0 times Under small rotting log, 0 times Base of live tree, 0 times Base of tree.

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

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

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