Eciton quadriglume

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Eciton quadriglume
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Eciton
Species: E. quadriglume
Binomial name
Eciton quadriglume
(Haliday, 1836)



Evolutionary Relationships

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.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Brazil (type locality), Paraguay, Peru.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Association with Other Organisms

  • This species is a host for the diapriid wasp Doliopria collegii (a parasite) in Argentina (Loiacono, 2013; Gonzalez et al., 2016).
  • This species is a host for the diapriid wasp Szelenyiopria reichenspergeri (a parasite) in Argentina (Loiacono, 2013; Gonzalez et al., 2016).
  • This species is a host for the eucharitid wasp Orasema rapo (a parasite) (Universal Chalcidoidea Database) (primary host).



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

  • quadriglume. Atta quadriglumis Haliday, 1836: 328 (w.) BRAZIL. Mayr, 1886b: 122 (s.); Emery, 1896g: 38 (m.); Reichensperger, 1924: 203 (q.). Combination in Eciton: Smith, F. 1858b: 151. Junior synonym of rapax: Smith, F. 1858b: 151. Revived from synonymy: Roger, 1863b: 36. Senior synonym of lugubris: Mayr, 1886b: 118; of fargeavii: Emery, 1896g: 38. See also: Borgmeier, 1953: 15; Borgmeier, 1955: 196.
  • fargeavii. Labidus fargeavii Shuckard, 1840a: 198 (m.) no locality given. Combination in Eciton: Dalla Torre, 1893: 2; in Mayromyrmex: Ashmead, 1905b: 381; in Eciton: Emery, 1906a: 718. Junior synonym of quadriglume: Emery, 1896g: 38; Borgmeier, 1953: 15.
  • lugubris. Eciton lugubris Roger, 1863a: 203 (w.) BRAZIL. Forel, 1886a: 217 (s.). Junior synonym of quadriglume: Mayr, 1886b: 118.