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Species: Linepithema tsachila   Wild, 2007 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Linepithema tsachila Wild, 2007A PDF: 109, figs. 19, 20, 47, 51, 63, 64, 103 (w.q.m.) ECUADOR. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Colombia, Ecuador
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: bamboo, Ficus, banana times found in second growth forest edge, veg, 2 times found in rainforest edge, 1 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in road between San Miguel de las Pampas and Alluriquin. Grazed second growth fores, 2 times found in 3 kilometers down road from entrance to the ENDESA reserve, 1 times found in edge of 2nd growth rainfor., 1 times found in edge of second growth rainfor., 1 times found in Next to buildings in mixed tree plantation, 1 times found in primary tropical rain forest, 1 times found in primary tropical rainforest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ex monte, 1 times under stone, 1 times tree plantation. Linepithema tending pseudococcids on Cecropia tru, 1 times tree plantation. Linepithema mass around dead earthworm in road, w, 1 times trail of workers under stone along open roadside, 1 times this species has trails under many stones, no brood, 1 times pasto, 1 times open trail up hillside. Nest udner rock, 1 times open trail up hillside. Nest in soil and under rock, 1 times open trail up hillside. Linepithema under rock and in leaf litter, 1 times open trail up hillside. Assorted stray and foraging ants, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times at light, 4 times 1730-1900hr., 2 times 2100-2300 hr..

Elevations: collected from 160 - 2000 meters, 1121 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype: casent0106972



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