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Species: Leptomyrmex varians   Emery, 1895 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Leptomyrmex varians Emery, 1895h PDF: 352, fig. 3 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Leptomyrmex angusticeps, Leptomyrmex decipiens: Lucky & Ward, 2010 PDF: 58.
See also: Wheeler, 1934c PDF: 101.


  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: 9 times found in Eucalyptus open forest, 7 times found in eucalyptus tall open forest, 4 times found in Dry sclerophyll, 2 times found in coastal forest (Casuarina, Melaleuca, Eucalyptus), 1 times found in Dry sclerophyl, 1 times found in dry sclerophyll forest, 1 times found in Dry sclerophyll, callytris, 1 times found in Dry sclerophyll, sandstone, 1 times found in Tall Eucalyptus open forest, 1 times found in Wet sclerophyll, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times crater nest, 4 times ground forager(s), 4 times Large mound, 2 times Small open mound, 1 times small ground nest, 1 times Mound nest, foot of Eucalyptus, 1 times ground nest, 1 times Foragers, 1 times colony moving to new nest site, 7.10-7.20pm.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times at light, 1 times hand collected.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 490 meters, 222 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Leptomyrmex varians: casent0127378; syntype: casent0127414, casent0127416; syntype of Leptomyrmex varians angusticeps: casent0127415; syntype of Leptomyrmex varians quadricolor: casent0902941

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