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Species: Linepithema gallardoi   (Brèthes, 1914) 

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Kusnezov, 1969

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Dorymyrmex gallardoi Brèthes, 1914a PDF: 95 (w.) ARGENTINA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Santschi, 1929d PDF: 306 (q.).
Wild, 2007A PDF: 57 (m.).
Raised to species and senior synonym of Linepithema breviscapa, Linepithema impotens: Wild, 2007A PDF: 55.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Venezuela and Colombia south to Argentina and southeastern Brazil; Paraguay: Canindeyú, Central, Guairá, Itapúa, Pte. Hayes

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55

gallardoi ( BrethesHNS 1914).

Canindeyú, Central, Guairá, Itapúa, Pte. Hayes (ALWC, BMNH, CASC, INBP, IFML, LACM, MCZC, MHNG, MZSP, UCDC, USNM). Literature records: Canindeyú, Central, Guairá, Itapúa, Pte. Hayes (Wild 2007).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in vienna sausage, 1 times found in grassland, 1 times found in grazed 2nd growth, 1 times found in lawn, 1 times found in montane grassland, 1 times found in shrubby pasture, 1 times found in shrubland.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest under stone, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times ex leaf litter & moss.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times surface bait trap, 1 times at flourescent light, 1 times pitfall trap, 1 times porch light, 1 times sardine bait.

Elevations: collected from 62 - 2900 meters, 1187 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Iridomyrmex humilis platensis breviscapa: casent0909568; Lectotype of Iridomyrmex impotens: casent0911564

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