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Species: Solenopsis papuana   Emery, 1900 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

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.

Distribution:


Australasia Region: New Caledonia, New Guinea, Solomon Islands
Oceania Region: Fiji, French Polynesia, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Samoa, Tonga, 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, 21 times found in disturbed forest, 3 times found in secondary rainforest, 6 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in mahogany/seconday growth rainforest, 5 times found in montane rainforest, 4 times found in coastal forest, 4 times found in secondary forest, 1 times found in primary raiforest, 2 times found in bryophyte forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times in log, nesting, 6 times sifted leaf litter, 9 times sifted litter, 2 times litter sifting, ex. soil, leaf litter, 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, 2 times ex. soil, leaf itter, decaying wood, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times hand collection, 8 times winkler, 10 times L, 1 times hand, 1 times winkler going down trail from peak of delaco, 2 times 5m interval winks, 1 times Berlese extract.

Elevations: collected from 60 - 1200 meters, 389 meters average

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



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