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Species: Nylanderia lepida   (Santschi, 1915) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Prenolepis (Nylanderia) lepida Santschi, 1915c PDF: 262, fig. 11 (w.) CAMEROUN. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Paratrechina (Nylanderia): Emery, 1925d PDF: 218; in Nylanderia: LaPolla et al., 2010A PDF: 127.
Senior synonym of Nylanderia fuscula, Nylanderia grisoni: LaPolla et al., 2011 PDF: 19.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 46 times found in rainforest, 8 times found in Secondary Forest, 5 times found in coastal lowland rainforest, 5 times found in rainforest, marsh clearing, 3 times found in littoral rainforest, 1 times found in mature swamp forest, 1 times found in Disturbed forest fragment, 1 times found in rainforest, seasonally flooded riparian, 1 times found in rainforest canopy.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 20 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times undergrowth, low canopy in forest, 2 times sifted within forest, 2 times on low vegetation, 1 times Leaf litter, 1 times sifted litter, 1 times elephant path.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 19 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 19 times EC32 sweeping, 11 times EC31 yellow pan trap, 1 times Winkler, 2 times yellow pan trap, 1 times Winkler, 4 x 2 litre samples, 1 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 1 times EC28 Malaise trap, 1 times sweep.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 925 meters, 385 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Nylanderia lepida: casent0912305; syntype of Prenolepis grisoni: casent0910992

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