Odontomachus laticeps

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Odontomachus laticeps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Odontomachus
Species: O. laticeps
Binomial name
Odontomachus laticeps
Roger, 1861

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico (type locality), Suriname.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Association with Other Organisms

  • This species is a host for the phorid fly Apocephalus atrimarginatus (a parasite) (Brown et al., 2015) (injured).
  • This species is a host for the phorid fly Apocephalus catholicus (a parasite) (Brown et al., 2015) (injured).
  • This species is a host for the phorid fly Apocephalus catholicus (a parasite) (phorid.net) (attacked).
  • This species is a host for the phorid fly Apocephalus comosus (a parasite) (Brown et al., 2015) (injured).
  • This species is a host for the phorid fly Megaselia sp (a parasite) (Brown et al., 2015) (injured).
  • This species is a host for the phorid fly Myriophora sp (a parasite) (Brown et al., 2015) (injured).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • laticeps. Odontomachus haematodus var. laticeps Roger, 1861a: 25 (in text) (w.) MEXICO (Veracruz).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Mexico: Veracruz, Córdoba (M. Sallé).
    • Type-depository: MNHU.
    • Subspecies of haematodus: Emery, 1890b: 44; Emery, in Dalla Torre, 1893: 50 (footnote), 51; Emery, 1894k: 50; Forel, 1899c: 21; Forel, 1911e: 251; Emery, 1911d: 115; Crawley, 1916b: 367; Mann, 1916: 419; Mann, 1922: 18; Borgmeier, 1923: 79; Wheeler, W.M. 1925a: 10; Menozzi, 1931b: 267.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 51; Kempf, 1970b: 328; Kempf, 1972a: 172; Brown, 1976a: 104, 154; Brown, 1978b: 284; Brandão, 1991: 363; Bolton, 1995b: 296; Branstetter & Sáenz, 2012: 262; Feitosa, 2015c: 99; Guénard & Economo, 2015: 228.
    • Senior synonym of striativentris: Brown, 1976a: 104; Brandão, 1991: 364; Bolton, 1995b: 296.
    • Distribution: Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru.
  • striativentris. Odontomachus haematodes r. striativentris Emery, 1890b: 44 (w.) COSTA RICA.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Costa Rica: Jiménez, 1889 (A. Alfaro).
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • [Also described as new by Emery, 1894k: 50.]
    • Subspecies of haematodus: Emery, in Dalla Torre, 1893: 50 (footnote), 52; Forel, 1899c: 21; Forel, 1908b: 35; Emery, 1911d: 115; Mann, 1922: 18.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 52; Kempf, 1970b: 329; Kempf, 1972a: 172.
    • Junior synonym of laticeps: Brown, 1976a: 104; Brandão, 1991: 364; Bolton, 1995b: 297.

Description

References

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  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 51, Raised to species)
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