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Species: Tetramorium tonganum   Mayr, 1870 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Tetramorium tonganum Mayr, 1870b PDF: 976 (w.) TONGA. Oceania. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Tetramorium magitae: Bolton, 1977 PDF: 129.


Australian Region: New Caledonia, New Guinea, Solomon Islands
Eurasian Region: China, Japan
Pacific Islands Region: Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Indonesia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna Islands
South East Asia Region: Borneo, India, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Xishuangbanna

Distribution Notes:

Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Hawaii and some Northwest Hawaiian Islands

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 21 times found in secondary forest, 22 times found in disturbed forest, 14 times found in primary rainforest, 5 times found in secondary rainforest, 1 times found in rain forest, 2 times found in forest edge, 1 times found in Ngaremlengui aspirated from moss/epiphyte layer on betelnut trees near Ngarameskang, 2 times found in Port of entry, 1 times found in jungle, 1 times found in low canopy, looks like secondary forest; breadfruit, pandanus, strand veg, etc., ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 4 times hand collection, 1 times m2 Winkler sifting, 4 times L, 1 times aspriated, 1 times H, 1 times Random coll. Winkler sifting, 1 times sugar, 1 times winkler going down trail from peak of delaco, 1 times davis-sifting; incidental aspirated, 1 times in different parts of rotten stump, 1 times M, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 875 meters, 334 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Tetramorium magitae: casent0909171

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