Eciton lucanoides

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Eciton lucanoides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Eciton
Species: E. lucanoides
Binomial name
Eciton lucanoides
Emery, 1894

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies
Evolutionary Relationships
Eciton


Eciton dulcium





Eciton vagans




Eciton quadriglume



Eciton rapax








Eciton mexicanum




Eciton lucanoides




Eciton burchellii




Eciton drepanophorum



Eciton hamatum







Based on Winston et al., 2016. The species Eciton jansoni, Eciton quadriglume, Eciton setigaster and Eciton uncinatum were not included in this study.

Photo Gallery

  • Workers with queen, La Selva, Costa Rica. The queen and her workers were returned to their nest after the photos were taken. Photo by Phil Hönle.
  • Queen, La Selva, Costa Rica. Photo by Phil Hönle.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Peru (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Worker
Soldier
Male

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • lucanoides. Eciton lucanoides Emery, 1894c: 176, pl.2, fig. 1 (s.) PERU. Current subspecies: nominal plus conquistador. See also: Borgmeier, 1955: 262.

Description

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