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Species: Iridomyrmex sanguineus   Forel, 1910 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Iridomyrmex detectus var. sanguinea Forel, 1910b PDF: 53 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1915b PDF: 79 (q.).
Raised to species: Shattuck, 1993a PDF: 134.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Eucalypt woodland, 5 times found in Eucalyptus woodland, 5 times found in Dry sclerophyll, 4 times found in Savannah, 3 times found in V.R.D., 3 times found in Savannah woodland, 2 times found in Eucalyptus open forest, 2 times found in mixed Eucalyptus woodland, 2 times found in native veg., rural environ., 2 times found in Dry savannah, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 6 times Ground nest, 6 times scavengers, 5 times tenders, 3 times nest in soil, 2 times Ground strays, 2 times grassland, 2 times foragers on ground, 2 times soil, 2 times In termite mound, 1 times honeydew trans., 1 times harsh rocky ridge hole in ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 9 times flight intercept trap, 6 times pitfall trap, 5 times By hand, 2 times direct collection, 2 times malaise trap/ethanol, 2 times Pan trap, 2 times at light, 1 times ex trays of Malaise traps, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times Site GP1, 1 times caught in yellow trays ex ethanol, ...

Elevations: collected from 13 - 762 meters, 236 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Iridomyrmex sanguineus: casent0909521

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