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Species: Iridomyrmex rufoniger   (Lowne, 1865) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Formica rufonigra Lowne, 1865a PDF: 279 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1876 PDF: 82 (q.m.).
Combination in Hypoclinea: Mayr, 1870b PDF: 955; in Iridomyrmex: Emery, 1887a PDF: 251.
Senior synonym of Iridomyrmex mamillatus: Mayr, 1876 PDF: 82; of Iridomyrmex domestica, Iridomyrmex septentrionalis: Heterick & Shattuck, 2011 PDF: 133.
See also: Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 110.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: United States
    Asia: Indonesia
    Oceania: Australia, New Caledonia, New Zealand
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 10 times found in urban parkland, 5 times found in Wet sclerophyll, 4 times found in Dry sclerophyll, 4 times found in Mulga, 3 times found in Roadside, 2 times found in camp site, 2 times found in Ocean beach vegitation, 2 times found in Dune, 2 times found in Sugar cane crop, 2 times found in Mulga country, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times random ground foragers, 4 times ground foragers, 3 times tending J.icilius, 2 times foraging column on ground, 2 times red sandy soil, 2 times Infestation ass. ants, 2 times in soil, 2 times under stone, 2 times under rock, 2 times On Acacia, 2 times tending J.evagoras, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times trap, 6 times Pitfall, 6 times Sweeping, 1 times beating, 5 times sample jars smeared with honey, 3 times hand collected, 5 times traps, 4 times Pitfalls, 2 times porch light, 2 times Malaise trap, 1 times pitfall trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1630 meters, 321 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Iridomyrmex rufoniger domestica: casent0909555; syntype of Iridomyrmex rufoniger septentrionalis: casent0909556

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