- Eciton hamatum
Taxobox | name = "Eciton hamatum"
genus = "
species = "E. hamatum"
binomial = "Eciton hamatum"
binomial_authority = Fabricius, 1782
"Eciton hamatum" is a
speciesof army antin the subfamily Ecitoninae, present from Mexicoto central Braziland Bolivia. This species differs from many others in that it does not fan out into the underbrush when foraging. Rather, it forages in columns, often in trees and preying exclusively on the larvae of other social insects. Prey are often broods of vespid wasps and ants of genera " Dolichoderus" and " Camponotus", suggesting that "E. hamatum" is mainly an arborealforager.
* cite web
last = Longino
first = John T.
title = Formicidae: Eciton hamatum
The Evergreen State College
date = 2005-07-16
url = http://www.evergreen.edu/Ants/Genera/eciton/species/hamatum/hamatum.html#top
accessdate = 2007-02-09
*" [http://www.biolbull.org/cgi/reprint/49/3/139.pdf The Finding of the Queen of the Army Ant Eciton Hamatum Fabricius] "
*" [http://people.bu.edu/karitr/Eciton%20hamatum.html Eciton hamatum] "
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.