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Species: Iridomyrmex suchieri   Forel, 1907 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Iridomyrmex rufoniger subsp. suchieri Forel, 1907j PDF: 291 (w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Heterick & Shattuck, 2011 PDF: 144.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia, Fiji, New Zealand
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Oceania

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 18 times found in Grazed Euc. dieback area, 9 times found in Rainforest, 9 times found in Wet sclerophyll, 9 times found in Dry sclerophyll, 5 times found in rainforest edge, 4 times found in Savanna, 4 times found in woodland, 4 times found in urban parkland, 3 times found in Wet sclerophyll edge, 3 times found in dry sclerophyll car park, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times On ground, 7 times under stone, 2 times Roadside vegetation (exotic), 6 times random ground foragers, 5 times Under rock, 5 times Nest under rock, 3 times Nest in soil, 2 times In lawn, 1 times in dry leaf litter, 2 times ground foragers, 2 times On Leptospermum flowers, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 12 times traps, 9 times Pitfall, 5 times Pitfall trap, 5 times Malaise trap, 3 times trap sample, 3 times trap, 1 times sweeping, 2 times at light, 2 times Malaise trough, 1 times beating, ex alcohol, 1 times Ex ethanol, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1167 meters, 412 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Iridomyrmex�obscurus: casent0903082; Lectotype of Iridomyrmex suchieri: anic32017917; syntype of Iridomyrmex�obscurus: casent0905048; type of Iridomyrmex rufoniger subsp. suchieri: focol2828, focol2829; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Iridomyrmex rufoniger suchieri blackalensis: casent0909559; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Iridomyrmex rufoniger suchieri centralis: casent0909560

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