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Species: Leptanilla swani   Wheeler, 1932 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Leptanilla swani Wheeler, 1932d PDF: 54, fig. 1 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Baroni Urbani, 1977c PDF: 457.


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 16 times found in Rainforest, 4 times found in open forest, 5 times found in Closed forest, 1 times found in Rainforest & rainforest margin, 1 times found in Rainforest margin, 1 times found in Rainforest on volcanic soils, very dry conditions, 1 times found in Trop. rain & sclerophyl for., 1 times found in Volcanic soil, 1 times found in Open forest, near closed forest margin.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 11 times Flight intercept trap, 5 times Malaise trap, 1 times Under rock coated with ferns, 1 times Under rock, 0 times taken by light trap, 1 times Search party campsite, 1 times On sands, 1 times Leaf litter, 1 times from light trap, 1 times from aphid trap, 1 times flight intercept window/trough trap, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times Flight intercept trap, 8 times Malaise trap, 6 times At light, 4 times Malaise trap/ethanol, 4 times Ex pantraps, 1 times Malaise #2 dump, 2 times Pantraps, 1 times Flight intercept trap (JCU), 2 times Ex ethanol, 1 times Fl trap JCU (East), 1 times Malaise#2, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1150 meters, 617 meters average

Type specimens: cotype: antweb1008539; paratype: casent0172006; syntype: anic32-017904

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