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Species: Mesostruma laevigata   Brown, 1952 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Mesostruma laevigata Brown, 1952g PDF: 12, fig. 1 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Taylor, 1973 PDF: 28; Shattuck, in Bolton, 2000: 51.


  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: 4 times found in mallee, 1 times found in sandy soil, 1 times found in malle, 1 times found in Old mallee, sandy soil, 1 times found in open mallee, 1 times found in At back of town, 1 times found in dry sclerophyll, 1 times found in limestone ridge, mallee.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times litter under old mallee, 2 times berlesate, 1 times sugar bait on gum tree, 1 times Powder bark wandoo trunk, 1 times on mallee, early morning, 1 times on mallee stem, 1 times Litter, berlesate, 1 times litter sample, 1 times honey bait at night on mallee, 1 times at honey baits, 9pm, 1 times 1/2 doz. ants on mallee tree, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times berlesate ANIC 1922, 1 times berlesate, 1 times Intercept trap.

Type specimens: holotype: anic32-015704; paratype: anic32-015705; paratype of Mesostruma laevigata: casent0911195

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