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Genus: Labidus   Jurine, 1807 


Taxon Page Images:

Labidus coecus workers repair damage to a tunnel. Maquipucuna Reserve, Pichincha, Ecuador.
Image © Alex Wild. // Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Nearctic, Neotropical


Key to species, based on males (translated and adapted from Borgmeier 1955 by B.E. Boudinot)

1 Mandibular apex pointed: Lateral and medial margins of mandible tapering to apex in dorsal view ... 2
- Mandibular apex truncate: Lateral and medial margins angled subapically ... 4
2 Anterior clypeal margin more-or-less concave ... L. coecus
- Anterior clypeal margin convex ... 3
3 Anterior clypeal margin strongly convex. Body black or dark brown. Ocelli smaller ... L. curvipes
- Anterior clypeal margin weakly convex. Body reddish yellow. Ocelli larger ... L. auropubens
4 Anterior clypeal margin strongly convex ... L. truncatidens
- Anterior clypeal margin linear or concave ... 5
5 Ventral face of metatibia with somewhat flat ventral furrow; anteroventral margin of furrow with sharp ridge ... L. praedator
- Ventral face of metatibia rounded; anteroventral margin without ridge ... L. nero


Borgmeier, T. 1955. Die Wanderameisen der neotropischen Region. Studia Entomologica 3:1-720.

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