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Species: Opisthopsis rufithorax   Emery, 1895 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Opisthopsis rufithorax Emery, 1895h PDF: 354, fig. 5 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Wheeler, 1918d PDF: 353.


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in Mallee, 4 times found in Dry sclerophyll, 2 times found in sclero. wdld., 2 times found in Mallee woodland, 2 times found in Red soil Box pine country, 2 times found in Dune, 1 times found in Grove, 1 times found in Sandplain heath, 1 times found in Acacia bush, 1 times found in Sandy plain, box-pine area, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times trunk strays, 2 times nest in soil, 2 times 1 series in soil, common, 1 times nest under shist rock, 1 times in soil, 1 times in red soil, common, 1 times in red soil, 1 times in heavy black soil, 1 times E.maculata open forest, 1 times Callytris foragers, 1 times Box pine area, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times beating, 1 times hand collection, 1 times sweepings, 1 times swept, 1 times traps.

Elevations: collected from 15 - 220 meters, 93 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Opisthopsis rufithorax: casent0905177

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