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Species: Tetramorium tonganum   Mayr, 1870 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

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

Taxonomic history

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


 Species is native to: Indomalaya, Oceania bioregions (based on species list records).

Australasia Region: New Caledonia, Oceania, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
Indomalaya Region: Asia, Borneo, Indonesia, Johor, Malaysia, Philippines, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Sri Lanka, Tak, Thailand, Yunnan
Nearctic Region: North America, United States
Neotropical Region: Americas
Oceania Region: Ba, Bua, Cakaudrove, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Kadavu, Lau, Lomaiviti, Macuata, Marshall Islands, Melanesia, Micronesia, Micronesia, Naitasiri, Namosi, Niue, Palau, Pohnpei, Polynesia, Rewa, Samoa, Serua, Sonsorol, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuamasaga, Wallis and Futuna, Îles Marquises
Palearctic Region: China, Eastern Asia, Japan

Distribution Notes:

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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 20 times found in disturbed forest, 14 times found in secondary forest, 12 times found in primary rainforest, 5 times found in secondary rainforest, 1 times found in rain forest, 2 times found in rainforest, 1 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, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 23 times sifted litter, 24 times malaise trap, 1 times nesting under bark, 1 times on pavement, 2 times on coconuts (in cargo), 1 times nesting in log, 2 times foraging on vegetation, 1 times under bark, 1 times litter sifting, 1 times ex. soil, leaf itter, decaying wood.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 33 times M, 23 times L, 8 times H, 1 times m2 Winkler sifting, 2 times winkler, 1 times aspriated, 1 times hand, 1 times in different parts of rotten stump, 1 times Random coll. Winkler sifting, 1 times sugar, 1 times winkler going down trail from peak of delaco, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 875 meters, 359 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Tetramorium tonganum: casent0916043; syntype of Tetramorium magitae: casent0909171

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