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Species: Tetramorium tonganum   Mayr, 1870 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

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

Taxonomic history

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

Distribution:


Australasia Region: New Caledonia, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
Indomalaya Region: Borneo, Indonesia, Johor, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tak, Thailand
Oceania Region: Bua, Cakaudrove, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Gaga'ifomauga, Guam, Hawaii, Kadavu, Lau, Lomaiviti, Macuata, Marquesas Islands, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Naitaisri, Naitasiri, Namosi, Niue, Palau, Pohnpei, Rewa, Samoa, Sera, Serua, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuamasaga, Wainikeli, Wallis and Futuna Islands
Palearctic Region: China, Japan, Yunnan

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 rainforest, 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, 2 times found in coastal forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times sifted litter, 1 times under bark, nesting, 2 times on vegetation, foraging, 1 times on pavement, 2 times on coconuts (in cargo), 1 times in log, nesting, 1 times under bark, 1 times malaise trap, 1 times litter sifting, ex. soil, leaf litter, decaying wood, 1 times litter sifting.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times hand collection, 1 times m2 Winkler sifting, 2 times winkler, 4 times L, 1 times aspriated, 1 times H, 1 times M, 1 times Random coll. Winkler sifting, 1 times sugar, 1 times davis-sifting; incidental aspirated, 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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