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Species: Ponera leae   Forel, 1913 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Ponera leae Forel, 1913h PDF: 175 (w.) AUSTRALIA (Tasmania). Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia, New Caledonia, New Zealand
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Australasia bioregion

Distribution Notes:

Northland, Auckland and Nelson


forest litter


first record in NZ; 1958 (Harris & Berry 2001)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 24 times found in rainforest, 4 times found in wet sclerophyll, 4 times found in dry sclerophyll, 1 times found in riparian forest, 3 times found in wet sclerophyll forest, CfLq times found in Volcanic soil; Pickard Veg, 3 times found in closed forest, 2 times found in Bush, MhCa times found in Volcanic soil; Pickard Veg, MLM times found in Volcanic soil; Pickard veg, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 6 times Sieved Litter, 10 times litter, 6 times ex leaf litter, 6 times leaf litter, 5 times Under stone, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times between rocks, 2 times under rock, 2 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 2 times in leaf litter, 1 times forest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 38 times Berlesate, 1 times Winkler, 2 times litter extraction 2/94, 2 times Pitfall, 2 times Stick brushing, Berlesate, 1 times litter, 1 times Pitfall traps, 1 times Pyrethrum knockdown, 1 times Suction sample.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1410 meters, 398 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Ponera leae: casent0907316

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