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Species: Odontomachus insularis   Guérin-Méneville, 1844 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Odontomachus insularis Guérin-Méneville, 1844a PDF: 423 (w.m.) CUBA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: lectotype worker (by designation of Brown, 1976c PDF: 135). Type-locality: Cuba (no further data). Type-depository: MNHN. Type notes: Guérin-Méneville also describes a syntype male. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Brown, 1976c PDF: 135.
Forel, 1897b PDF: 298 (q.)
Subspecies of Odontomachus haematodus: Emery, 1890c PDF: 44 (footnote); Emery, 1893m PDF: 50 (footnote); Emery, 1895d PDF: 268; Forel, 1897b PDF: 298; Forel, 1899b PDF: 20; Wheeler, 1905c PDF: 82, 122; Wheeler, 1906j PDF: 349; Forel, 1908 PDF: 340; Forel, 1909a PDF: 252; Forel, 1910b PDF: 10; Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 562; Emery, 1911e PDF: 115; Forel, 1912d PDF: 28; Wheeler, 1913b PDF: 482; Wheeler, 1913d PDF: 113; Wheeler, 1913e PDF: 240; Forel, 1913m PDF: 207; Wheeler & Mann, 1914 PDF: 17; Wheeler, 1916f PDF: 323; Wheeler, 1917g PDF: 458; Luederwaldt, 1918 PDF: 36; Wheeler, 1919e: 303; Mann, 1920b PDF: 404; Wheeler, 1922e PDF: 4; Borgmeier, 1923: 78; Wheeler, 1923d PDF: 3; Menozzi, 1929b PDF: 2; Menozzi & Russo, 1930 PDF: 151; Smith, 1930a PDF: 2; Wheeler, 1932a PDF: 3; Wheeler, 1934f PDF: 139; Wheeler, 1935g: 16; Wheeler, 1936c PDF: 196; Wheeler, 1937b PDF: 446; Smith, 1939d PDF: 127 (redescription); Creighton, 1950a PDF: 56; Smith, 1951c PDF: 787; Smith, 1954c PDF: 2; Smith, 1958c PDF: 112; Smith, 1967a PDF: 348; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 171; Alayo, 1974 PDF: 31.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Barbados, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical


Similar to Odontomachus ruginodis but easily separable by characters of the petiole: Anterior petiolar face tapering evenly through apex of apical spine, and petiole smooth and shining.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 3 times found in montane forest, 2 times found in wet rainforest, 1 times found in wet mixed, 1 times found in mixed pine forest, 1 times found in Tropical hardwood forest, 1 times found in palm forest, 1 times found in Palm Grove, 1 times found in pine forest, 1 times found in Arid tropical woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times ex sifted litter, 3 times ex sifted leaf litter, 3 times under rock, 2 times soil nest, 1 times with orchids, 1 times under small rotting log, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times in stump, 1 times garden path, 1 times dead stick on ground, 1 times Base of tree, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 12 times Winkler.

Elevations: collected from 18 - 1829 meters, 462 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1938-05-12 00:00:00.0 and 2014-10-04 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: type of Odontomachus insularis: focol0683, focol0684-1, focol0684-2

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