Labidus curvipes

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Labidus curvipes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Labidus
Species: L. curvipes
Binomial name
Labidus curvipes
(Emery, 1900)

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Specimen Labels

By a process of elimination and geographic correspondence, Labidus curvipes, a species known only from males, must be the male of Labidus spininodis (Jack Longino).



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Costa Rica (type locality), Ecuador.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • curvipes. Eciton curvipes Emery, 1900a: 180 (m.) COSTA RICA.
    • Type-material: holotype male.
    • Type-locality: Costa Rica: Chirripó, v.1896, Anastasio Alfaro (A. Brade).
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • Combination in E. (Labidus): Emery, 1910b: 23;
    • combination in Labidus: Borgmeier, 1953: 6.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1910b: 23; Forel, 1912c: 43; Borgmeier, 1955: 133 (redescription); Kempf, 1972a: 127; Watkins, 1976: 8 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 219; Palacio, 1999: 154 (in key); Palacio, 2019: 607.
    • Distribution: Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador.



  • Borgmeier, T. 1953. Vorarbeiten zu einer Revision der neotropischen Wanderameisen. Stud. Entomol. 2: 1-51 (page 6, Combination in Labidus)
  • Borgmeier, T. 1955. Die Wanderameisen der neotropischen Region. Stud. Entomol. 3: 1-720 (page 133, see also)
  • Emery, C. 1900e. Nuovi studi sul genere Eciton. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (5)8:173-188 (page 180, male described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borgmeier T. 1955. Die Wanderameisen der neotropischen Region. Studia Entomologica 3: 1-720.
  • Emery C. 1900. Nuovi studi sul genere Eciton. Memorie della Reale Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna (5)8: 173-188
  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.
  • Forel A. 1912. Formicides néotropiques. Part I. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique. 56: 28-49.
  • INBio Collection (via Gbif)
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Watkins J. F., II 1976. The identification and distribution of New World army ants (Dorylinae: Formicidae). Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 102 pp