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Species: Cheliomyrmex morosus   (Smith, 1859) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Labidus morosus Smith, 1859c PDF: 6 (m.) MEXICO. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Eciton (Labidus): Mayr, 1886d PDF: 441; in Cheliomyrmex: Wheeler, 1921d PDF: 318.
Senior synonym of Cheliomyrmex nortoni: Wheeler, 1921d PDF: 324; of Cheliomyrmex payarum: Borgmeier, 1955 PDF: 63.
See also: Gotwald & Kupiec, 1975 PDF: 961.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in tropical rainforest, 7 times found in 2ndary liquidambar forest, 4 times found in cloud forest, 1 times found in lowland wet forest, 1 times found in agricultural area near forest, 2 times found in mature wet forest, 1 times found in pine cloud forest, 1 times found in tropical wet forest, 1 times found in wet forest road edge, 2 times found in 2nd growth forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 20 times ex sifted leaf litter, 3 times at light, 1 times foraging on ground, 2 times Malaise trap, 1 times forest litter, 1 times attacking earthworm, 1 times mercury vapor lamp and blacklight, 1 times in leaf litter, 1 times foragers on clay bank, 1 times beating vegetation, 1 times at lights, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 10 times search, 13 times MiniWinkler, 4 times MaxiWinkler, 2 times Malaise, 1 times Berlese, 2 times Winkler, 1 times blacklight, 1 times hand collecting, 1 times light, 1 times Night MiniWinkler, 1 times baiting, ...

Elevations: collected from 30 - 2610 meters, 809 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Cheliomyrmex morosus: casent0902669; syntype of Cheliomyrmex nortoni: casent0915867

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