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Species: Gigantiops destructor   (Fabricius, 1804) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

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, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

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

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times at day; stray ants, 2 times stray ants, 4 times on low vegetation, 3 times nest 7, 2 times general collecting, 1 times nest in log, 1 times strays, 1 times On ground, fleeing from eciton., 1 times LeafLitter, 1 times ground nest, 1 times ground forager(s), ...

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

Elevations: collected from 50 - 1200 meters, 367 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1954-10-26 and 2018-08-28

Type specimens: syntype of Formica solitaria: casent0903259

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