Labidus mars

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Labidus mars
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Labidus
Species: L. mars
Binomial name
Labidus mars
(Forel, 1912)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on AntMaps


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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • mars. Eciton (Labidus) mars Forel, 1912c: 44 (s.w.) BRAZIL. [Eciton mars Forel, 1908e: 65. Nomen nudum.] Combination in Labidus: Borgmeier, 1953: 8. Senior synonym of nero: Nascimento, et al. 2004: 618. See also: Borgmeier, 1955: 121; Watkins, 1976: 8. Current subspecies: nominal plus denticulatus.
  • nero. Eciton (Labidus) coecum st. nero Santschi, 1930e: 82 (m.) BRAZIL. Combination in Labidus: Borgmeier, 1953: 14. Raised to species: Borgmeier, 1953: 14. Junior synonym of mars: Nascimento, et al. 2004: 618. See also: Borgmeier, 1955: 127.



  • Borgmeier, T. 1953. Vorarbeiten zu einer Revision der neotropischen Wanderameisen. Stud. Entomol. 2: 1-51 (page 8, Combination in Labidus)
  • Borgmeier, T. 1955. Die Wanderameisen der neotropischen Region. Stud. Entomol. 3: 1-720 (page 121, see also)
  • Forel, A. 1912d. Formicides néotropiques. Part I. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 56: 28-49 (page 44, soldier, worker described)
  • Nascimento, I. C. do; Delabie, J. H. C.; Ferreira, P. S. F.; Della Lucia, T. M. C. 2004. Mating flight seasonality in the genus Labidus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) at Minas Gerais, in the Brazilian Atlantic forest biome, and Labidus nero, junior synonym of Labidus mars. Sociobiology 44: 615-622 (page 620, Senior synonym of nero)
  • Watkins, J. F., II. 1976. The identification and distribution of New World army ants (Dorylinae: Formicidae). Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 102 pp. (page 8, see also)
  • Zara, F. J.; Morini, M. S. C.; Kato, L. M. 2003. New record for the army ant Labidus mars (Formicidae: Ecitoninae) in the Atlantic rain forest of São Paulo state, Brazil. Sociobiology 42: 443-448 (page 443, record in Brazil)