Eciton

Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1: 148

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8127

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scientific name

Eciton
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Genus 8. ECITON  HNS  .

Formica  HNS  , pt., Fabr. Ent. Syst. ii. 364 (1793).

Myrmecia  HNS  , pt., Fabr. Syst. Piez. 423 (1804).

Eciton  HNS  , Latr. Hist. Nat. Crust, et Ins. iv. 130 (1804).

Ancylognathus  HNS  , Lund, Ann. Sc. Nat. xxii. (1831).

Camptognatha  HNS  , Westw. Griff. An. Kingd. xv. 5. 16 (1832).

The maxillary palpi 2-jointed, the labial palpi 3-jointed. The societies comprise males, females and workers, the latter consisting of two kinds of individuals, the larger kind in some species having the mandibles elongate, curved, somewhat sickleshaped, but not flattened, the head very large; the large and small workers with very minute eyes, in some species obsolete. Thorax unarmed. Abdomen small and ovate, the petiole with two nodes; the workers armed with a sting.-Males and females not known. Pl. VI.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Loc

Eciton

Smith, F. 1858

1858
Loc

Ancylognathus

Lund 1831

1831