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Species: Linepithema leucomelas   (Emery, 1894) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Iridomyrmex leucomelas Emery, 1894h PDF: 378 (footnote) (w.q.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Wild, 2007a PDF: 83 (m.).
Combination in Linepithema: Shattuck, 1992a PDF: 16.
Senior synonym of Linepithema aspidocoptus: Wild, 2007a PDF: 81.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Neotropical bioregion

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Semideciduous seasonal forest, 3 times found in Port of entry, 2 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in littoral vegetation, 1 times found in rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times orchid plant, 1 times on orchids, 1 times on low vegetation.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 00-4 times beating vegetation, 3, 1 times Epigaeic pitfall, 1 times manual sampling, 1 times Sardine/honey bait.

Elevations: collected from 15 - 1350 meters, 738 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1901-08-19 and 2018-08-08

Type specimens: Lectotype: casent0012703; syntype of Linepithema leucomelas: casent0905061

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