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Species: Melophorus aeneovirens   (Lowne, 1865) 

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

Formica aeneovirens Lowne, 1865a PDF: 276 (s.w.) AUSTRALIA (New South Wales). Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Cataglyphis: Mayr, 1876 PDF: 78; in Melophorus: Forel, 1902j PDF: 488.
Combination in Melophorus: Forel, 1902j PDF: 488.
Status as species: Mayr, 1876: 78 (redescription); Dalla Torre, 1893: 216; Emery, 1925b: 11; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 122; Bolton, 1995b: 250; Heterick et al., 2017 10.3897/zookeys.700.11784 PDF: 75 (redescription).

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in native veg., rural environ., 3 times found in Heath, 1 times found in heath-scrub, 1 times found in mallee, 1 times found in Native veg., semi-rural environ., 1 times found in Fairfield woodland.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times soil, 1 times under stone, 1 times ex sandy soil, 1 times On ground, 1 times Nest, 1 times litter, 1 times From nest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 26 times Pitfall, 4 times By hand.

Elevations: collected from 150 - 375 meters, 225 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Melophorus aeneovirens: antweb1038562, antweb1038563, antweb1038582; syntype of Melophorus aeneovirens fraudatrix: antweb1038567; syntype of Melophorus constans: casent0912336; syntype of Melophorus insularis: antweb1038571, antweb1038572, casent0903263; syntype of Melophorus iridescens: casent0905125; syntype of Melophorus iridescens fraudatrix: antweb1038568; syntype of Melophorus iridescens fraudatrix: casent0903261; syntype of Melophorus iridescens froggatti: casent0909815, casent0909816



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