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Species: Tetramorium lanuginosum   Mayr, 1870 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Tetramorium lanuginosum Mayr, 1870b PDF: 976 (w.) INDONESIA (Java). Indomalaya. "Indonesia, Java, Batavia." Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien, Austria (NHMW). CASENT0235202. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Triglyphothrix: Emery, 1891c: 4 (footnote); in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1985 PDF: 247.
Senior synonym of Tetramorium australis, Tetramorium ceramensis, Tetramorium felix, Tetramorium flavescens, Tetramorium laevidens, Tetramorium mauricei, Tetramorium orissana, Tetramorium striatidens, Tetramorium tricolor: Bolton, 1976 PDF: 350.


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists) Species is native to: Australasia, Indomalaya bioregions (based on species list records).

Australasia Region: Australia, Solomon Islands
Indomalaya Region: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Borneo, India, Indonesia, Krakatau Islands, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nicobar Island, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
Malagasy Region: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion, Seychelles
Nearctic Region: United States
Neotropical Region: Aruba, Barbados, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico
Oceania Region: American Samoa, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Wallis and Futuna
Palearctic Region: China, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Distribution Notes:

NEOTROPICAL, Malagasy, Nearctic


Habita ambientes xerofíticos en áreas no habitadas. Asociada a jardines de las casas en la isla Santa Cruz. Especie dominante en las islas Wolf y Plaza Sur


(Dutch vernacular name: behaarde zaadmier)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 13 times found in Rainforest, 23 times found in urban/garden, 16 times found in coastal scrub, 12 times found in tropical dry forest, 8 times found in dry forest, 4 times found in gallery forest, 6 times found in native forest, 1 times found in savannah shrubland, 3 times found in urban garden, 4 times found in coastal roadside, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 12 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 30 times ground forager(s), 14 times ex rotten log, 10 times on low vegetation, 9 times under stone, 10 times Mantella viridis, stomach contents, 5 times under tree bark, live tree, 3 times stray foragers, 2 times ex sifted leaf litter, 3 times ex rotten stick on ground, 1 times nest in soil, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times 2 Maxi Winks, 3 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 9 times search, 10 times aspirating; PB & maple syrup bait, 10 times aspirating; PB bait, 7 times hand collecting, 10 times davis-sifting; incidental aspirated, 1 times MW 25 sample transect,10m, 2 times H, 4 times Malaise trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1300 meters, 111 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype: casent0102356, casent0235202; paratype of Triglyphothrix tricolor: casent0901051; syntype of Tetramorium obesum striatidens: casent0904798; syntype of Triglyphothrix striatidens felix: casent0901052; syntype of Triglyphothrix tricolor: castype06959-01, castype06959-02; syntype of Triglyphothrix striatidens australis: casent0909094; syntype of Triglyphothrix striatidens laevidens: casent0909096; syntype of Triglyphothrix striatidens orissana: casent0909095; type of Triglyphothrix lanuginosa: focol2063; type of Triglyphothrix striatidens var. australis: focol2058, focol2059, focol2060

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