Ectatomma confine

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Ectatomma confine
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Ectatomma
Species: E. confine
Binomial name
Ectatomma confine
Mayr, 1870

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Specimen Labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 8.982919° to 5.9783°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil, Colombia (type locality), Honduras, Panama.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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.

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.




Images from AntWeb

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Syntype of Ectatomma confineWorker. Specimen code casent0905378. Photographer Will Ericson, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MSNG, Genoa, Italy.


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

  • confine. Ectatomma confine Mayr, 1870a: 397 (w.) COLOMBIA.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Colombia (“New Granada”): (no further data).
    • Type-depositories: MCZC, NHMW.
    • Combination in Ectatomma (Ectatomma): Mayr, 1887: 539.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 23; Emery, 1911d: 42; Mann, 1916: 406; Borgmeier, 1923: 56; Brown, 1958g: 208, 295; Kempf, 1972a: 104; Kugler, C. & Brown, 1982: 2; Fernández, 1991: 554 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 186; Arias-Penna, 2006: 446; Arias-Penna, 2008b: 61; Feitosa & Prada-Achiardi, 2019: 665; Camacho, Franco, Branstetter, et al. 2022: 10.
    • Distribution: Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Achury R., and A.V. Suarez. 2017. Richness and composition of ground-dwelling ants in tropical rainforest and surrounding landscapes in the Colombian Inter-Andean valley. Neotropical Entomology
  • Arias-Penna T. M. 2008. Subfamilia Ectatomminae. Pp. 53-107 in: Jiménez, E.; Fernández, F.; Arias, T.M.; Lozano-Zambrano, F. H. (eds.) 2008. Sistemática, biogeografía y conservación de las hormigas cazadoras de Colombia. Bogotá: Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt, xiv + 609 pp.
  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).