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Species: Aphaenogaster swammerdami   Forel, 1886 

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See Also:

Aphaenogaster swammerdami clara, Aphaenogaster swammerdami curta, Aphaenogaster swammerdami spinipes

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

3 subspecies

Aphaenogaster (Ischnomyrmex) swammerdami Forel, 1886c PDF: cvi (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. "Madagascar, Pays Bara, Ihosy, coll. Grandidier." Museum d’Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland (MHNG). CASENT0101074. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Stenamma (Ischnomyrmex): Forel, 1907h PDF: 14.
in Aphaenogaster (Deromyrma): Forel, 1913b PDF: 350.


Malagasy Region: Antananarivo, Antsiranana, Fianarantsoa, Madagascar, Mahajanga, Majunga, Toamasina, Toliara, Tulear

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 103 times found in tropical dry forest, 40 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 53 times found in Uapaca woodland, 32 times found in urban/garden, 47 times found in Savannah grassland, 26 times found in gallery forest, 12 times found in spiny bush, 22 times found in tropical dry forest on Tsingy, 23 times found in savannah woodland, 15 times found in grassland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 88 times ground nest, 131 times ground forager(s), 40 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 32 times ex soil, 16 times under stone, 11 times ex rotten log, 13 times on ground, 7 times pitfall trap, 8 times on low vegetation, 2 times leaf litter extraction, 1 times ex nest in ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 88 times Malaise trap, 29 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 24 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 37 times Malaise, 25 times SD 20 digging sample transect, 10m, 11 times pitfall trap, PF 20 tube sample transect, 10m, 12 times at light, 8 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 3 times pitfall trap, PF 25 cup sample transect, 10m, 4 times pitfall trap, PF 50 tube sample transect, 5m, 8 times MW 20 sample transect, 5m, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2030 meters, 504 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Aphaenogaster swammerdami: casent0101074

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