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Species: Oecophylla smaragdina   (Fabricius, 1775) 

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See Also:

Oecophylla smaragdina fuscoides, Oecophylla smaragdina gracilior, Oecophylla smaragdina gracillima, Oecophylla smaragdina selebensis, Oecophylla smaragdina subnitida

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)
Australasia Region: Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
Indomalaya Region: Bangladesh, Borneo, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Krakatau Islands, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
Palearctic Region: China

Distribution Notes:

India, Australia, China, Philippines, Indonesia

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Oecophylla smaragdina   Forel, A., 1894, Les formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part IV. Adjonction aux genres Camponotus, Mayr., et Polyrhachis, Shuck., Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 8, pp. 396-420: 400, (download) 400 3951
Oecophylla smaragdina   Forel, A., 1904, Note sur les fourmis du Musée Zoologique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences à St. Pétersbourg., Yezhegodnik Zoologicheskogo Muzeya Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk 8, pp. 368-388: 20, (download) 20 3994
Oecophylla smaragdina   Forel, A., 1886, Études myrmécologiques en 1886., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 30, pp. 131-215: 69-70, (download) 69-70 3923
Oecophylla smaragdina   Emery, C., 1893, Voyage de M. E. Simon à l'île de Ceylan (janvier - février 1892). 3 e Mémoire. Formicides., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 62, pp. 239-258: 12, (download) 12 3767
Oecophylla smaragdina   Mayr, G., 1893, Formiciden von Herrn Dr. Fr. Stuhlmann in Ost-Afrika gesammelt., Jahrbuch der Hamburgischen Wissenschaftlichen Anstalten 10, pp. 193-201: 5, (download) 5 4386
Oecophylla smaragdina   Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 695, (download) 695 4445
Oecophylla smaragdina   Forel, A., 1907, Ameisen von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika., Ameisen von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika (Reise in Ostafrika in den Jahren 1903 - 1905 mitteln der Hermann und Elise geb. Heckmann Wentzel-Stiftung ausgeführt von Professor Dr. Alfred, pp. 75-92: 88, (download) 88 8171
Oecophylla smaragdina   Forel, A., 1909, Fourmis du Musée de Bruxelles. Fourmis de Benguela récoltées par M. Creighton Wellman, et fourmis du Congo récoltées par MM. Luja, Kohl et Laurent., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 53, pp. 51-73: 55, (download) 55 4018

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 27 times found in Rainforest, 13 times found in Eucalyptus woodland, 11 times found in Riparian woodland, 3 times found in Rainforest edge, 2 times found in dry sclerophyll, 3 times found in Coastal scrub forest, 3 times found in urban parkland, 2 times found in Savanna, 2 times found in sclerophyll woods, 2 times found in Moist evergreen subtropical forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 0 times Malaise trap, 0 times flight intercept trap, 1 times Sieved litter, 5 times Foraging column on tree, 1 times on Rhizophora apiculata, 1 times ground strays, 2 times on low vegetation, 1 times Litter, 2 times random foragers, 2 times on tree trunks, 2 times on stone surface, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 34 times Foraging|on low vegetation, 14 times Foraging on tree, 2 times Berlesate, 0 times Flight intercept trap, 1 times Pyrethrum knockdown, 6 times Silk nest in living leaves, 0 times Sweeping, 4 times Hand collection, 3 times Hand, 0 times Pitfall traps, 2 times Baited Pitfall traps, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1560 meters, 170 meters average

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