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Species: Aenictus nesiotis   Wheeler & Chapman, 1930 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Aenictus aratus subsp. nesiotis Wheeler & Chapman, 1930 PDF: 208, fig. 7 (w.) PHILIPPINES. Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Junior synonym of Aenictus aratus: Wilson, 1964a PDF: 446.
Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Shattuck, 2008C PDF: 11.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Philippines
    Oceania: Australia, Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in tropical evergreen forest, 1 times found in rain forest along creek bed, 1 times found in rainforest edge, 1 times found in Regen. rainforest, 1 times found in dry grassy sclerophyll near gallery rainforest trail, 1 times found in low land rainforest, 1 times found in lowland forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ground strays rainforest, 1 times sieved litter, 1 times pitfall traps, 1 times m.rainfor., 1 times huge nest in centre of old dry log, they try to bite & sting, 1 times ground foragers, 1 times camp, 1 times 3pm trail on path, 00 AM times 10.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times berlesate.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1400 meters, 389 meters average

Type specimens: paratype of Aenictus aratus nesiotis: casent0902673

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