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Species: Tetramorium pacificum   Mayr, 1870 

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See Also:

Tetramorium pacificum_cf, Tetramorium pacificum pacificum, Tetramorium pacificum scabra, Tetramorium pacificum sub-scabrum, Tetramorium pacificum subscabra, Tetramorium pacificum subscabrum, Tetramorium pacificum subscrabum, Tetramorium pacificum validiuscula, Tetramorium pacificum validiusculum, Tetramorium pacificum wilson, Tetramorium pacificum wilsoni

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Tetramorium pacificum Mayr, 1870b PDF: 976 (w.q.) TONGA. Oceania. "Tonga, Tongatabu." Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien, Austria (NHMW). CASENT0235203. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Tetramorium subscabrum: Bolton, 1977 PDF: 102.


   Species is introduced to: Afrotropical, Malagasy, Nearctic, Neotropical, Palearctic bioregions.

Australasia Region: Central, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Queensland, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
Indomalaya Region: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Borneo, Indonesia, Krakatau Islands, Lampung, Malaysia, Perak, Philippines, Sabah, Sri Lanka, Thailand, West Sumatra, Yunnan
Malagasy Region: Mauritius, Rodrigues, Seychelles
Nearctic Region: California
Oceania Region: Ba, Bua, Cakaudrove, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Gaga'ifomauga, Kadavu, Lau, Lomaiviti, Macuata, Micronesia, Naitaisri, Naitasiri, Namosi, Navosa, Niue, Palau, Pohnpei, Rewa, Samoa, Sera, Tonga, Tuamasaga, Vuda, Wainikeli, Wallis and Futuna Islands
Palearctic Region: China, Switzerland, Zurich

Distribution Notes:

Islands of Leyte, Luzon, Mindanao, Negros, Romblon


Introduced species. CA record: Smith (1943).


(Dutch vernacular name: Pacifische zaadmier)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Tetramorium pacificum   Bolton, B., 1979, The ant tribe Tetramoriini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). The genus Tetramorium Mayr in the Malagasy region and in the New World., Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 38, pp. 129-181: 168, (download) 168 6435
Tetramorium pacificum   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 74 times found in disturbed forest, 69 times found in primary rainforest, 25 times found in rainforest, 56 times found in secondary forest, 38 times found in coastal forest, 12 times found in forest edge, 8 times found in forest, 13 times found in disturbed rainforest, 6 times found in forest and glacis, 9 times found in mangrove forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 11 times on low vegetation, 1 times ground nest, 1 times ex rotten branch on ground, 5 times ex dead branch above ground, 3 times ex dead twig above ground, 2 times ground forager(s), 1 times in log, nesting, 1 times in dead stick, nesting, 1 times in dead branch, nesting, 3 times on leaf, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times 2 Maxi Winks, 21 times hand collection, 3 times search, 2 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 4 times M, 3 times davis-sifting; incidental aspirated, 1 times hand collection, cookie bait, 3 times aspirating, 1 times aspirating; PB bait, 1 times aspriated, 2 times F, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 2000 meters, 345 meters average

Type specimens: syntype: casent0235203; syntype of Tetramorium pacificum: casent0904848; syntype of Tetramorium pacificum subscabrum: casent0904850

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