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Species: Leptomyrmex rufipes   Emery, 1895 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

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

Taxonomic history

Lucky & Ward, 2010 PDF: 52 (ergatoid q., m.).
Raised to species: Lucky & Ward, 2010 PDF: 50.


  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: 33 times found in Rainforest, 10 times found in Eucalyptus open forest, 12 times found in wet sclerophyll forest, 4 times found in open rainforest, 2 times found in dry sclerophyll, mixed eucalyptus, 7 times found in eucalyptus tall open forest, 1 times found in open RF, roadside edge, 2 times found in Dry sclerophyll, 1 times found in gallery RF beside dry sclerophyll, 2 times found in Closed RF, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 19 times ground forager(s), 8 times ground nest, 3 times ground foragers, ground nest, 1 times ground nest on W-facing slope, in rocky dry soil, 1 times ground forager(s) under Lantana, Eucalypt understory, 2 times ex rotten log, 1 times on rocks along track, 1 times mixed foragers on ground, 1 times ground foragers RF, 3 times Ground strays, 2 times ground foragers, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 14 times at light, 2 times hand coll., 2 times direct collection, 2 times at uv light, 2 times Pitfalls, 1 times Pitfall trap.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 914 meters, 314 meters average

Type specimens: neotype: casent0127326; syntype of Leptomyrmex varians rufipes: casent0916611; syntype of Leptomyrmex varians quadricolor: casent0907610

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