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Species: Gigantiops destructor   (Fabricius, 1804) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Formica destructor Fabricius, 1804 PDF: 402 (w.) SOUTH AMERICA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Gigantiops: Roger, 1863b PDF: 11
Senior synonym of Gigantiops solitaria: Roger, 1862c PDF: 287
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 9 times found in mature rainforest, 5 times found in rainforest, 3 times found in premontane rainforest, 1 times found in premontane rainforest near river, 3 times found in rainforest edge, 2 times found in lowland rainforest, 3 times found in near field station, 2 times found in savanna and rainforest, 1 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in riparian successional vegetation, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times ex Malaise trap, 2 times stray ants, 4 times on low vegetation, 4 times at day; stray ants, 3 times nest 7, 2 times general collecting, 1 times strays, 1 times nest in log, 1 times stray dealate queen, 1 times On ground, fleeing from eciton., 1 times LeafLitter, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 15 times search, 11 times pan trap, 8 times Malaise, 3 times direct collection, 1 times beating vegetation, 1 times FIT, 1 times Hand, 1 times litter sample, 1 times Malaise (canopy), 1 times Winkler48h, 00-12 times beating vegetation, 10, ...

Elevations: collected from 50 - 1200 meters, 349 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1954-10-26 00:00:00.0 and 2019-09-05 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Formica solitaria: casent0903259

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