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Species: Nylanderia vitiensis   (Mann, 1921) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Prenolepis (Nylanderia) vitiensis Mann, 1921 PDF: 474, fig. 28 (w.m.) FIJI IS. Oceania. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Paratrechina (Nylanderia): Emery, 1925d PDF: 221; in Nylanderia: LaPolla et al., 2010A PDF: 127.
Given as junior synonym of Nylanderia vaga by Dlussky, 1994a: 55 (in list only); status confirmed as species: Sarnat & Economo, 2012 PDF: 65.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Fiji
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 46 times found in primary rainforest, 40 times found in disturbed forest, 4 times found in bryophyte forest, 1 times found in secondary rainforest, 4 times found in secondary forest, 7 times found in lowland rainforest, 4 times found in coastal forest, 3 times found in Rainforest, 1 times found in logged forest, 1 times found in small forest fragment, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 72 times sifted litter, 21 times malaise trap, 1 times foraging on vegetation, 1 times nesting in dead tree fern, 3 times litter sifting, 6 times soil, leaf litter, decaying wood, 1 times nesting in log, 1 times soil leaf litter decaying wood, 1 times Sieved litter, 1 times in dead tree fern, nesting.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 70 times L, 29 times M, 3 times H, 2 times 5m interval winks, 1 times winkler going down trail from peak of delaco, 2 times Malaise, 1 times Berlesate, 1 times hand collection.

Elevations: collected from 40 - 1000 meters, 369 meters average

Type specimens: syntype: casent0233976

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