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Species: Nylanderia obscura   (Mayr, 1862) 

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See Also:

Nylanderia obscura bismarckensis, Nylanderia obscura celebensis, Nylanderia obscura minor, Nylanderia obscura papuana

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 4 valid subspecies

Prenolepis obscura Mayr, 1862 PDF: 698 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1891c PDF: 93 (m.).
Combination in Nylanderia (Nylanderia): Emery, 1914f PDF: 422; in Paratrechina (Nylanderia): Emery, 1925d PDF: 221; in Nylanderia: LaPolla et al., 2010A PDF: 127.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia
    Oceania: Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya, Oceania

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 20 times found in rainforest, 4 times found in Pasture, 4 times found in Forest, 2 times found in bryophyte forest, 3 times found in Riparian woodland, 3 times found in Savanna woodland, 2 times found in Beach, 2 times found in Grove, 1 times found in sclerophyll, 1 times found in Arable soil, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times under rock, 6 times Sieved litter, 5 times nest in soil under stone, 2 times Hand, 4 times ground strays, 4 times Litter, 4 times under stone, 4 times under log, 3 times malaise trap, 1 times Attracted to white light, 1 times In debris at edge of pond, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 12 times Berlesate, 2 times H, 1 times at light, 3 times M, 3 times by hand, 3 times Sweeping, 1 times intercept, 1 times L, 1 times Light trap, 1 times litter sample attracted to lights of funnels, 1 times Berlesate, stick brushing, ...

Elevations: collected from 20 - 1676 meters, 494 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Prenolepis obscura: casent0915721, casent0915722

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