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Species: Leptomyrmex ruficeps   Emery, 1895 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Leptomyrmex varians var. ruficeps Emery, 1895h PDF: 352 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1915b PDF: 84 (m.); Wheeler, 1915e PDF: 261 (l.).
Raised to species: Lucky & Ward, 2010 PDF: 48.


  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: 42 times found in Rainforest, 1 times found in rainforest, roadside, 1 times found in rainforest, streamside, 1 times found in eucalyptus open forest, 1 times found in rainforest edge, 1 times found in Railway station.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 18 times Ground strays, 4 times ground forager(s), 3 times ground nest, 1 times nest in rotten log, males present, but no brood, 1 times nest high in tree, 1 times ground foragers near nest in log, 1 times under stone, 1 times nocturnal ground foragers, 1 times ground nest at base of live tree, 1 times on low vegn., 1 times on logs, stones & tree trunks, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times Pyrethrum knockdown, 2 times direct collection, 2 times Baited pitfall traps, 1 times Pitfalls, 1 times Pyrethrum, 1 times trap, 1 times malaise trap.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1219 meters, 473 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Leptomyrmex varians ruficeps: casent0127384

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