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Species: Opisthopsis respiciens   (Smith, 1865) 

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Opisthopsis respiciens moesta

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

1 subspecies

Formica (Myrmecopsis) respiciens Smith, 1865a PDF: 68, pl. 4, fig. 3 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1893f PDF: 461 (q.).
Current subspecies: nominal plus Opisthopsis respiciens moesta.
See also: Wheeler, 1918d PDF: 347.

Distribution:

   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)
Australasia Region: Australia
Indomalaya Region: Indonesia

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in urban parkland, 3 times found in Dry sclerophyll, 1 times found in in bed of Burdekin River, 1 times found in landscaped campus, 1 times found in Mallee, 1 times found in mangrove, 1 times found in mangrove estury, 1 times found in Mangrove forest, 1 times found in Avicennia eucalyptifolia mangrove, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times on tree trunk(s), 1 times on sick mangrove surrounded by sand, 1 times on paperbark, 2pm, common, 1 times nest in dry mangrove twig, 1 times near creek on huge paperbark, 1 times in dead branch, tall mangroves. One nest or many in long branch, 1 times in dead branch, 1 times ground strays, 1 times foraging on tree, 1 times foraging on paper bark trunk, 1 times foraging on low vegetation, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times search, 1 times Pitfalls, 1 times Pyrethrum knockdown.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 400 meters, 101 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Opisthopsis respiciens: casent0901887



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