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Species: Plectroctena subterranea   Arnold, 1915 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Plectroctena subterranea Arnold, 1915: 84, pl. 3, fig. 23 (w.q.) ZIMBABWE. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Myopias: Wheeler, 1922: 785.
Senior synonym of Plectroctena punctatus: Bolton, 1974c PDF: 333.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Santschi 1924a, as punctatus


Caste of types: (w, q)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in dry forest, 1 times found in riparian forest, 1 times found in miombo woodland, 1 times found in slope.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times ex soil, 2 times sifted litter, 1 times ex sifted litter, 1 times Sous les pierres, 1 times Found dead in a rubbish heap of P. Krugeri.

Elevations: collected from 40 - 1600 meters, 553 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Plectroctena punctatus: casent0915293; syntype: casent0102946

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