Eciton mexicanum argentinum

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Eciton mexicanum argentinum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Eciton
Species: E. mexicanum
Subspecies: E. mexicanum argentinum
Trinomial name
Eciton mexicanum argentinum
Borgmeier, 1955

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -22.809943° to -22.809943°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina (type locality), Paraguay.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • argentinum. Eciton mexicanum subsp. argentinum Borgmeier, 1955: 259, pl. 55, figs. 7, 11; pl. 84, fig. 2 (s.q.) ARGENTINA (Chaco).
    • Type-material: holotype queen, 3 paratype workers.
    • Type-locality: holotype Argentina: Chaco, Presidente Roque Sáenz Peña, 12.x.1931 (Ohmeheider); paratypes with same data.
    • Type-depository: “Museum von Buenos Aires” (probably MACN).
    • Subspecies of mexicanum: Kempf, 1972a: 103; Bolton, 1995b: 184; Wild, 2007b: 25.
    • Distribution: Argentina, Paraguay.

Description

References

  • Borgmeier, T. 1955. Die Wanderameisen der neotropischen Region. Stud. Entomol. 3: 1-720 (page 259, pl. 55, figs. 7, 11; pl. 84, fig. 2 soldier, queen described)