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Species: Melissotarsus emeryi   Forel, 1907 

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

Melissotarsus emeryi Forel, 1907f PDF: 133 (w.) ETHIOPIA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Bolton, 1982 PDF: 335 (m.).
Senior synonym of Melissotarsus compressus, Melissotarsus pilipes: Bolton, 1982 PDF: 337.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Santschi 1914b (as pilipes Santschi 1914b); Bolton 1982

Notes:

Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in dry forest, 1 times found in montane fynbos, 4 times found in moist evergreen forest, 4 times found in rainforest, 4 times found in station clearing, forest edge, 1 times found in fynbos, 1 times found in savannah woodland, 1 times found in riparian moist forest, 1 times found in riparian forest, 1 times found in Sundays Thicket.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 6 times under tree bark, live tree, 1 times ex Leucospermom praemorsum, 1 times ex branch of Maytenus oleoides, 2 times sifted litter, 1 times ex live stem, 2 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times in bark of live tree, 1 times ex live tree, 1 times yellow pan trap, 1 times ex soil, 1 times ex rotten log, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times 10 Maxi Winkler, mixed sample, 2 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times search, 1 times EC31 yellow pan trap, 1 times Hand collected, 1 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 1 times 10 Maxi Winkler,, mixed samples, 1 times at light.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 1520 meters, 632 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Melissotarsus emeryi: casent0908324; syntype of Melissotarsus emeryi pilipes: casent0913016



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