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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, 2016)

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: Madagascar

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, 54 times found in Uapaca woodland, 32 times found in urban/garden, 48 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, 22 times found in rainforest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 87 times ground nest, 126 times ground forager(s), 40 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 33 times ex soil, 24 times ex rotten log, 16 times under stone, 13 times on ground, 10 times on low vegetation, 8 times pitfall trap, 2 times leaf litter extraction, 1 times ex trunk of "Tapia" tree, ...

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, 26 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 - 1955 meters, 496 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Aphaenogaster swammerdami: casent0101074

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