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Species: Myrmicaria natalensis   (Smith, 1858) 

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See Also:

Myrmicaria natalensis eumenoides, Myrmicaria natalensis navicula, Myrmicaria natalensis nigriventris, Myrmicaria natalensis obscuriceps, Myrmicaria natalensis taeniata, Myrmicaria natalensis verticalis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 6 valid subspecies

Physatta natalensis Smith, 1858a PDF: 172 (q.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Santschi, 1925c PDF: 143 (q.m.).
Combination in Myrmicaria: Mayr, 1866b PDF: 905.
Junior synonym of Myrmicaria eumenoides: Mayr, 1866b PDF: 905 (note that Myrmicaria natalensis has priority).
Revived from synonymy and senior synonym of Myrmicaria sulcatus: Emery, 1922c PDF: 123.
[Myrmicaria natalensis referred by error to Myrmica by Santschi, 1925c PDF: 143.].


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 15 times found in grassland, 3 times found in Urban garden in grassland, 2 times found in Acacia Thicket (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 3 times found in miombo woodland, 4 times found in Kathu Bushveld; Acacia erioloba woodland, 3 times found in Acacia Closed Woodland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 3 times found in Ohrigstad Mountain Bushveld, 3 times found in Savanna, 2 times found in Open Miombo Woodland, 1 times found in Euclea-Seersia Open Shrubland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times leaf litter, 1 times ex soil, 1 times Soil / Leaf Litter, 1 times Ground nest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 19 times Pitfall trap, 15 times Hand collected, 5 times Winkler, 6 times Pitfall trap, 5 days, 1 times Hand collecting at night, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 trap.

Elevations: collected from 25 - 2356 meters, 1148 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Myrmicaria natalensis: casent0900501; type of Physatta natalensis: focol1578

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