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Species: Nylanderia amblyops   (Forel, 1892) 

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Nylanderia amblyops rubescens

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Prenolepis amblyops Forel, 1892o: 240 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Toamasina, Bezanozano Province, Nosibe Village de l'Imerina, coll. Sikora; CASENT0101749; MHNG. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1892l PDF: 516 (q.); Emery, 1899e PDF: 289 (m.).
Combination in Prenolepis (Nylanderia): Emery, 1914f PDF: 422; in Paratrechina (Nylanderia): Emery, 1925d PDF: 218; in Nylanderia: LaPolla et al., 2010A PDF: 127.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Nylanderia amblyops rubescens.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 176 times found in rainforest, 102 times found in montane rainforest, 16 times found in montane forest, 14 times found in Low altitude rainforest, 10 times found in montane shrubland, 7 times found in littoral rainforest, 8 times found in tropical dry forest, 3 times found in littoral forest, 3 times found in gallery montane forest, 1 times found in cultivated land (tavy), recent 1-2 years old tavy, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 125 times ex rotten log, 78 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 24 times sifted litter, 11 times ex root mat, ground layer, 5 times ex dead twig above ground, 5 times under tree bark, live tree, 6 times ground forager(s), 4 times under stone, 4 times under rotten log, 2 times under rootmat, litter on rock, 1 times under rootmat on ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 28 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 10 times 03 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 9 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 2 times 7 MaxiWinks, 8 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 19 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 16 times Malaise, 5 times Malaise trap, 01 Malaise trap, 9 times pitfall trap, PF 50 tube sample transect, 5m, 8 times Malaise trap, 7 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, ...

Elevations: collected from 3 - 2000 meters, 841 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Prenolepis amblyops: casent0101627, casent0101749, casent0101920

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