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Species: Strumigenys godeffroyi   Mayr, 1866 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Strumigenys godeffroyi Mayr, 1866a PDF: 516 (w.) SAMOA. Oceania. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Strumigenys butteli, Strumigenys indica: Brown, 1949d: 17; of Strumigenys geococci: Bolton, 2000: 791.

Taxon Page Images:

Strumygenys cf godeffroyi hunting and stinging a springtail, Kerala, Western Ghats India. Evergreen forest, 400m MSL.Dr Kalesh Sadasivan.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Mauritius, Seychelles
    Asia: India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka
    Oceania: Australia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Oceania
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Australasia, Indomalaya, Oceania bioregions

Distribution Notes:

Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Hawaii


A tramp species known from the Oriental and Australian Regions. In the Malagasy Subregion recorded from Mauritius.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Strumigenys godeffroyi   Emery, C., 1893, Voyage de M. E. Simon à l'île de Ceylan (janvier - février 1892). 3 e Mémoire. Formicides., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 62, pp. 239-258: 11, (download) 11 3767
Strumigenys godeffroyi n. sp.  Mayr, G., 1866, Myrmecologische Beitraege., Sitzungsberichte der Koenigliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe 53, pp. 484-517: 33-34, (download) 33-34 4365
Strumigenys godeffroyi   Lin, C. C. & Wu, W. J., 1996, Revision of the ant genus Strumigenys Fr. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Taiwan., Chinese Journal of Entomology 16, pp. 137-152: 143-144, (download) 143-144 20244

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 21 times found in primary rainforest, 16 times found in disturbed forest, 6 times found in secondary forest, 3 times found in secondary rainforest, 4 times found in rainforest, 6 times found in forest, 5 times found in montane rainforest, 1 times found in forest fragment, 1 times found in tropical rainforest, 2 times found in mature wet forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 35 times sifted litter, 1 times nesting in log, 2 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 5 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times under tree bark, 3 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times ex rotten stick on ground, 1 times nest under stone, 4 times litter, 1 times nest under bark at base of tree, 1 times nest in dead tree branch, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 35 times L, 12 times H, 8 times Winkler, 5 times hand collection, 6 times hand, 1 times 2 Maxi Winks, 3 times Davis sifting>hand collected|aspirator, 2 times hand picked from sifted litter, 1 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times beating, 1 times hand collected|aspirator>bait trap|peanut butter, ...

Elevations: collected from 50 - 1095 meters, 337 meters average

Type specimens: Paratype: ufv-labecol-001908; syntype of Strumigemys godefroyi indica: casent0909312; syntype of Strumigenys godeffroyi: casent0915692; syntype of Strumigenys godeffroyi butteli: casent0909311

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