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Species: Linepithema leucomelas   (Emery, 1894) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Iridomyrmex leucomelas Emery, 1894h: 378 (footnote) (w.q.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Wild, 2007A PDF: 83 (m.).
Combination in Linepithema: Shattuck, 1992a PDF: 16.
Senior synonym of Linepithema aspidocoptus: Wild, 2007A PDF: 81.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Neotropical bioregion

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Semideciduous seasonal forest, 3 times found in Port of entry, 2 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times orchid plant, 1 times on orchids.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times manual sampling, 1 times Sardine/honey bait, 1 times Epigaeic pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 60 - 1350 meters, 841 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype: casent0012703; syntype of Linepithema leucomelas: casent0905061



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