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Species: Leptomyrmex fragilis   (Smith, 1859) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Formica fragilis Smith, 1859a PDF: 136 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1897: 571 (m.); Stitz, 1912 PDF: 507 (m.); [missing reference] Lucvky & Ward, 2010: 36 (ergatoid q.).
Combination in Leptomyrmex: Emery, 1897: 571.
Senior synonym of Leptomyrmex gracillimus: Baroni Urbani & Wilson, 1987: 2; of Leptomyrmex femoratus, Leptomyrmex maculatus, Leptomyrmex wheeleri: Lucky & Ward, 2010 PDF: 34.
See also: Wheeler, 1934c PDF: 113.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia
    Oceania: Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Distribution Notes:

Mindanao Island

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 20 times found in rainforest, 7 times found in Lowland rainforest, 2 times found in Primary forest, 1 times found in montane rainforest, 1 times found in montane rainforest edge, 1 times found in secondary forest, 1 times found in secondary rainforest, 1 times found in lowland secondary rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times ground nest, 9 times ground forager(s), 2 times under log, nest A, 2 times ex rotten log, 2 times ground strays rainforest, 2 times ground strays, 1 times on low vegn., 1 times on ground and foliage, 1 times leaf litter foragers, 1 times hole in ground, 1 times ground nest with large entrance, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 54 times Malaise Trap, 2 times Hg-vapor light, 2 times pan trap-yellow, 2 times #1061, 1 times flying in forest, 1 times fogging, 1 times hand aspirator, 1 times Hg vapor light, 1 times PT-yellow, 1 times sweeping, 1 times Yellow pan trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 20 - 1520 meters, 344 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Leptomyrmex fragilis: casent0901918; paratype of Leptomyrmex fragilis femorata: casent0911558; paratype of Leptomyrmex wheeleri: casent0902938; syntype: casent0127406, casent0127407, casent0127408, casent0127409, casent0127410, casent0127411; syntype of Leptomyrmex fragilis var. maculata: focol2861, focol2862; syntype of Leptomyrmex wheeleri: castype06954-01, castype06954-02

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