Eciton brunnea

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Eciton brunnea
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Eciton vagans angustatum)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Eciton
Species: Eciton brunnea
Norton, 1868

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Eciton vagans angustatum.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • brunnea. Eciton brunnea Norton, 1868c: 6 (w.) MEXICO. [Eciton brunnea Norton, 1868a: 62. Nomen nudum.] Junior synonym of rapax: Norton, 1868b: 45; of vagans: Emery, 1910b: 21; of angustatum: Borgmeier, 1955: 229.


  • Borgmeier, T. 1955. Die Wanderameisen der neotropischen Region. Stud. Entomol. 3: 1-720 (page 229, Junior synonym of angustatum)
  • Emery, C. 1910b. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dorylinae. Genera Insectorum 102: 1-34 (page 21, Junior synonym of vagans)
  • Norton, E. 1868b. Remarks by Edward Norton. [Followed by: "The species of Eciton forwarded by Prof. Sumichrast may be temporarily classified as follows."]. Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 2: 44-46 (page 45, Junior synonym of rapax)
  • Norton, E. 1868c. Description of Mexican ants noticed in the American Naturalist, April, 1868. Proc. Essex Inst. (Commun.) 6: 1-10 (page 6, worker described)