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)

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Synonyms
Evolutionary Relationships
Eciton


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.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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


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 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).

Castes

Nomenclature

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.

Description

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