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Species: Mesostruma browni   Taylor, 1962 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Mesostruma browni Taylor, 1962a PDF: 1, figs. 1-5 (w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Shattuck, in Bolton, 2000: 49.


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in next to weedy roadside vegetation, 2 times found in Rainforest, 2 times found in wet sclerophyll, low hills, 2 times found in Low sandstone scrub, 1 times found in roadside, edge of Casuarina, 1 times found in Sandstone scrub, T.tree + lantana, ground cover of green moss, 1 times found in soft wet sclerophyll below cliffs, 1 times found in Wet sclerophyll, 1 times found in Dry sclerophyll, black sandy soil, 1 times found in Grassy clearing in heavy dry sclerophyll, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times nest in damp, black (not sandy) soil, 1 times in soil, dry sclerophyll, 2 times In damp yellow soil, mossy, 1 times Stick brushings, berlesate, 1 times nest went down 4". Under same rock as termites, common Meranoplus sp. & common blackish Crematogaster, yellow sand. nest close to termite galleries, Acropyga australis & Machomyrma froggatti times nest in soil, 1 times in soil, 1 times in black soil between large rocks, under same rock as Colobostruma colony, 1 times Ex. leaf litter, 1 times Black damp, non sandy soil.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times pitfall trap, 2 times Berlesate, 1 times Ethanol, 1 times Litter sample, 1 times Pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 15 - 100 meters, 60 meters average

Type specimens: holotype: anic32-010246; Holotype: casent0172467; paratype of Mesostruma browni: casent0900003

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