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Species: Linepithema micans   (Forel, 1908) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Iridomyrmex dispertitus subsp. micans Forel, 1908 PDF: 394 (w.m.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1911e PDF: 306 (q.).
Combination in Linepithema: Shattuck, 1992a PDF: 16.
Raised to species, senior synonym of Linepithema platensis, Linepithema scotti and material of the unavailable names Linepithema pertaesta, Linepithema transiens referred here: Wild, 2007A PDF: 85.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Brazil, French Guiana, Paraguay, Uruguay
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Argentina, Brazil; Paraguay: Central

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Semideciduous seasonal forest, 1 times found in montane shrubs, 1 times found in old field/pasture, 1 times found in mt. forest., 1 times found in Old cassava plot 2yo.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under stone, 1 times foragers, 1 times sous les pierres, 1 times Leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times direct collection, 3 times manual sampling, 1 times search, 1 times sardine bait, 1 times winkler, 1 times bait, night., 1 times pitfall trap, 1 times Pitfall48h.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2300 meters, 1047 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype: casent0106978; Lectotype of Iridomyrmex humilis platensis: casent0909566; Lectotype of Iridomyrmex humilis scotti: casent0911563; syntype of Iridomyrmex humilis angulata pertaesta: casent0911560; syntype of Iridomyrmex humilis platensis transiens: casent0909567; syntype of Linepithema micans: casent0911559

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