Odontomachus silvestrii

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Odontomachus silvestrii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Odontomachus
Species: O. silvestrii
Binomial name
Odontomachus silvestrii
Wheeler, W.M., 1927

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Specimen Labels



A member of the Odontomachus infandus group

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Vietnam (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China.

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.




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

  • silvestrii. Odontomachus silvestrii Wheeler, W.M. 1927h: 85, fig. 1 (w.) VIETNAM.
    • Type-material: 8 syntype workers.
    • Type-locality: Vietnam: Dong Mo, 1925 (F. Silvestri).
    • Type-depository: MCZC.
    • Status as species: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 46; Brown, 1976a: 106, 165; Wang, M. 1993a: 220 (in key); Radchenko, 1993a: 77; Bolton, 1995b: 297; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 60; Chen, Shi & Zhou, 2018: 6 (in key).
    • Senior synonym of substriatus: Brown, 1976a: 106; Bolton, 1995b: 297.
    • Distribution: China, Vietnam.
  • substriatus. Odontomachus silvestrii var. substriatus Wheeler, W.M. 1927h: 86 (w.) VIETNAM.
    • Type-material: 6 syntype workers.
    • Type-locality: Vietnam: Tocco, 1925 (F. Silvestri).
    • Type-depository: MCZC.
    • Subspecies of silvestrii: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 47.
    • Junior synonym of silvestrii: Brown, 1976a: 106; Bolton, 1995b: 297.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Brown W. L., Jr. 1976. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section A. Introduction, subtribal characters. Genus Odontomachus. Stud. Entomol. 19: 67-171.
  • Chapman, J. W., and Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327
  • Eguchi K., B. T. Viet, and S. Yamane. 2014. Generic Synopsis of the Formicidae of Vietnam (Insecta: Hymenoptera), Part II—Cerapachyinae, Aenictinae, Dorylinae, Leptanillinae, Amblyoponinae, Ponerinae, Ectatomminae and Proceratiinae. Zootaxa 3860: 001-046.
  • Eguchi K., T. V. Bui, S. Yamane, H. Okido, and K. Ogata. 2004. Ant faunas of Ba Vi and Tam Dao, North Vietnam (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bull. Inst. Trop. Agr. Kyushu Univ. 27: 77-98.
  • Ogata K. 2005. Asian ant inventory and international networks. Report on Insect inventory Project in Tropic Asia TAIIV: 145-170.
  • Radchenko A. G. 1993. Ants from Vietnam in the collection of the Institute of Zoology, PAS, Warsaw. I. Pseudomyrmicinae, Dorylinae, Ponerinae. Annales Zoologici (Warsaw) 44: 75-82.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1927. Ants collected by Professor F. Silvestri in Indochina. Bollettino del Laboratorio di Zoologia Generale e Agraria della Reale Scuola Superiore d'Agricoltura. Portici 20: 83-106.
  • Yamane S.; Bui T. V.; Ogata K.; Okido H.; Eguchi K. 2002. Ant fauna of Cuc Phuong National Park, North Vietnam (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bulletin of the Institute of Tropical Agriculture Kyushu University 25: 51-62.