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Species: Meranoplus bicolor   (Guérin-Méneville, 1844) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Cryptocerus bicolor Guérin-Méneville, 1844a PDF: 425 (w.) INDIA. Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Smith, 1875 PDF: 34 (q.m.); Imai et al., 1984 PDF: 6 (k.).
Combination in Meranoplus: Smith, 1853 PDF: 224.
Senior synonym of Meranoplus dimicans: Bingham, 1903 PDF: 168; Donisthorpe, 1932b PDF: 576; of Meranoplus tarda: Emery, 1892c PDF: 166; of Meranoplus villosus: Roger, 1863b PDF: 39; of Meranoplus fuscescens, Meranoplus lucidus: Schödl, 1998 PDF: 372.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Distribution Notes:

India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Meranoplus bicolor   Emery, C., 1893, Voyage de M. E. Simon à l'île de Ceylan (janvier - février 1892). 3 e Mémoire. Formicides., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 62, pp. 239-258: 10, (download) 10 3767
Meranoplus bicolor   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum: 193, (download) 193 8127
Meranoplus bicolor   Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 764, (download) 764 4445

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Port of entry, 1 times found in mixed deciduous, secondary growth, 1 times found in rice paddies.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times in bananas, 1 times under stone, 1 times folded leaves on trees and shrubs.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Pitfall, 1 times general collecting.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 1219 meters, 356 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Meranoplus dimicans: casent0902027; Lectotype of Meranoplus bicolor lucida: casent0908934

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