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Species: Eciton burchellii foreli   Mayr, 1886 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Eciton foreli Mayr, 1886b PDF: 116 (diagnosis in key) (s.w.) PANAMA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Junior synonym of Eciton burchellii: Emery, 1896g PDF: 39.
Revived from synonymy as subspecies of Eciton burchellii: Santschi, 1925d PDF: 222; Borgmeier, 1936b PDF: 54.
Senior synonym of Eciton viator: Borgmeier, 1936b PDF: 54.
See also: Borgmeier, 1955 PDF: 188.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Eciton burchelli subsp. foreli   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 42, (download) 42 21367
Eciton burchelli subsp. foreli   Borgmeier, T., 1939, Nova contribuição para o conhecimento das formigas neotropicais (Hym. Formicidae)., Revista de Entomologia, São Paulo 10, pp. 403-428: 404-405, (download) 404-405 6484

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 17 times found in montane wet forest, 6 times found in mature wet forest, 2 times found in La Selva, 6 times found in wet forest, 4 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 1 times found in cloud forest, 1 times found in coffee farm, 3 times found in CCC 550m., 1 times found in SOR 750m., 1 times found in CES 350m., ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times column, 1 times Wet forest. Eciton, 2100hrs, I followed a foraging column back, trying to locate, 1 times diurnal swarm raid, 1 times column on ground, 2 times blacklight sample, 2 times Sobre Vegetacion, 2 times at bait, 1 times walked SLV-SR around Peje annex-LEP-SR-SAT. Eciton; near southern SR-LEP junctio, 1 times unknown, 1 times swarm raid, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Mercury Vapor Light, 12 times Malaise, 8 times search, 8 times Lighttrap, 4 times Blacklight, 4 times flight intercept trap, 2 times light trap, 4 times miniWinkler, 2 times baiting, 2 times Sweeping, 1 times Winkler, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1100 meters, 303 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1873-12-31 and 2015-07-03

Type specimens: syntype of Eciton foreli: casent0915855; syntype of Eciton burchelli viator: casent0911371, casent0911372; type of Eciton foreli: focol1129, focol1130

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