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Species: Leptomyrmex erythrocephalus   (Fabricius, 1775) 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Distribution:

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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776

1. L. erythrocyphalusHNS Fabr.

[[ worker ]] Laenge: 10 mm- Schwarz, Kopf mit Ausnahme der Augen, die Gelenke der Beine und die Tarsen gelbroth, schimmernd; Hinterleib schwach gruenlich metallisch schimmernd. Die abstehende Behaarung bloss auf der Unterseite des Hinterleibes und selbst da spaerlich. Die anliegende Pubescenz am Kopfe, Thorax und Hinterleibe reichlich, aber aeusserst fein und bei massiger Vergroesserung nur als Reim zu sehen, auf den Beinen ist diese Pubescenz spaerlicher. Der ganze Koerper aeusserst fein verworren gerunzelt.

Neuholland (Mus. Caes.)

Zu dieser Gattung scheint auch Formica nigriventrisHNS Guer. zu gehoeren. Die Zeichnung des Thorax zeigt aber eine frappante Aehnlichkeit mit dem Thorax von Prenolepis (Formica) gracilipesHNS Smith.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 15 times found in Wet sclerophyll forest, 7 times found in eucalyptus open-forest, 9 times found in rainforest, 10 times found in Wet sclerophyll, 8 times found in Dry sclerophyll, 4 times found in Sandstone valley, 4 times found in Dry sandstone sclerophyll, 3 times found in dry sclerophyll forest, 2 times found in Rainforest edge, 2 times found in forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 13 times ground forager(s), 7 times Under stone, 4 times Ground nest, 5 times Foragers, 3 times ex rotten log, 2 times Under small rock, 3 times Under rock, 3 times Random ground foragers, 1 times On rock surface, 2 times Nest in rotten log cavity, 2 times Crater at base of tree, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times Malaise Trap, 1 times hand col., 2 times sweeping, 1 times uv light, 1 times yellow pan trap w/ NaCL, 1 times at light, 1 times direct collection, 1 times FI window, trough trap.

Elevations: collected from 12 - 1380 meters, 510 meters average

Type specimens: neotype: casent0011746; syntype: anic32-014974; syntype of Leptomyrmex froggatti: casent0902940, casent0909492



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