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Species: Mesostruma exolympica   Taylor, 1973 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Mesostruma exolympica Taylor, 1973 PDF: 35, pl. 6 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Shattuck, in Bolton, 2000: 50.


  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: 13 times found in Dry sclerophyll, 1 times found in dry schlerophyll, 2 times found in Dry sclerophyll on ridge, 1 times found in Dry sclerophyll, sparse.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times Under rock, 1 times pocket between rocks, 1 times Under rock & in leaf litter, 1 times traps, 1 times To light, 1 times On tree trunk, 1 times litter, 1 times Ex. leaf litter, 1 times ex trunk 1m from ground 2.30pm, 1 times ex trunk 1.5m fro ground 4pm, 1 times Between and under lichen covered rock, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times Berlesate, 1 times ANIC Berlesate No. 215, 1 times Berlesate # 293.

Elevations: collected from 304 - 640 meters, 518 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype: casent0172472, casent0172473; paratype of Mesostruma exolympica: casent0900001

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