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Species: Solenopsis papuana   Emery, 1900 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Solenopsis papuana Emery, 1900b PDF: 330 (w.q.) NEW GUINEA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Solenopsis cleptis, Solenopsis dahlii, Solenopsis vitiensis: Wilson & Taylor, 1967b PDF: 60.


Australasia Region: Makira-Ulawa, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
Oceania Region: Ba, Cakaudrove, Fiji, French Polynesia, Gaga'ifomauga, Hawaii, Kadavu, Lau, Lomaiviti, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Naitaisri, Naitasiri, Namosi, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Pohnpei, Ra, Rewa, Samoa, Sera, Serua, Tonga, Tuamasaga, Wallis and Futuna Islands

Distribution Notes:

All the main islands

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 48 times found in primary rainforest, 22 times found in disturbed forest, 3 times found in secondary rainforest, 6 times found in rainforest, 4 times found in coastal forest, 1 times found in mahogany/seconday growth rainforest, 5 times found in montane rainforest, 4 times found in secondary forest, 1 times found in primary raiforest, 2 times found in bryophyte forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 67 times sifted litter, 1 times nesting in log, 6 times sifted leaf litter, 3 times ex. soil, leaf itter, decaying wood, 4 times litter sifting, 1 times from nest in log, 1 times ex dead stick, 1 times in moist log, 1 times in log, 1 times foraging on ground, 1 times nesting in tree, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 70 times L, 5 times H, 8 times winkler, 3 times hand collection, 1 times hand, 2 times 5m interval winks, 1 times winkler going down trail from peak of delaco, 1 times Berlese extract.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 1200 meters, 383 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Solenopsis papuana: casent0904638; syntype of Solenopsis dahlii: casent0908875

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