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Material examined: Marinduque: 1 km N Sihi, Malinao Spring, 16.11.1998, leg. H. Zettel (# 139), 1 [worker] (NHMW). Camote s: Pacijan Island, San Francisco, Northern Poblacion, Lake Danao, 27.11.2001, leg. H. Zettel (# 281), 1 [worker] (CZW); Leyte: Leyte Prov., Hilusig, 14.II.2000, leg. H. Zettel (# 238), 1 [worker] (CZW). Bohol: Loboc, bank of Loboc River at Loboc Falls, 27.XI.2005, leg. C. Pangantihon (# P424a), 23 [worker] (CZW, NHMW); same locality and date, leg. H. Zettel (# 424a), 4 [worker] (NHMW). Mindanao: Surigao del Norte, 40 km S Surigao, Songkoy Spring, 8.II.2000, leg. H. Zettel (# 231), 16 [worker] (CZW); same locality and date, leg. S. Schoedl (# 11), 6 [worker] (NHMW); Surigao del Norte, SW Bacuag, Payapag, "Little Baguio" Waterfalls, 6.II.2000, leg. H. Zettel (# 228), 1 [worker] (CZW).
Diagnosis of worker: TL 2.6 - 3.3 mm. Lateral portions of clypeus reduced. Masticatory margin of mandible with diastema, basal margin with or without inconspicuous tooth. Dorsum of head and alitrunk rugoreticulate. Pronotal spines absent, propodeal spines long. Petiole with peduncle not clearly separated from node. Tibiae brown or reddish.
Previous records from the Philippines: Mindoro Occidental (San Jose ), Samar (without further information), Mindanao: Agusan (Talacogon) (Wang 2003).
General distribution: southern and central China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Borneo, Philippines, New Guinea (Wang 2003).
Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in Rubber plantation, 4 times found in 2nd Generation Rubber plantation, 2 times found in rainforest edge, 1 times found in primary rain forest, 1 times found in Young rain forest, 1 times found in Botanical garden, 1 times found in Botanical garden forest, 1 times found in mixed warm temperate forest, fungi on mossy logs, 1 times found in Port of entry.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times on vegetation, 1 times under rock, 1 times on Malus sylvestris.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times m2 Winkler sifting, 5 times Random coll. Winkler sifting, 3 times Hand collection, 1 times search, 1 times Site 11, 1 times Berlese.
Elevations: collected from 180 - 820 meters, 611 meters average