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Species: Cryptopone hartwigi   Arnold, 1948 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Cryptopone hartwigi Arnold, 1948 PDF: 213, fig. 2 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Hypoponera: Taylor, 1967a PDF: 12; in Cryptopone: Bolton, 1995b: 166.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Mozambique, South Africa
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 40 times found in rainforest, 6 times found in miombo at base of inselberg, 6 times found in dry forest, 6 times found in forest at base of inselberg, 4 times found in grassland, 3 times found in forest edge, 2 times found in riparian forest, 1 times found in Bushveld/grassland, 1 times found in montane forest, 1 times found in Rand Highveld Grassland.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 55 times ex soil, 5 times sifted litter, 1 times Extracted from soil sample, 2 times under stone, 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times leaf litter, 1 times ex termite mound.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Pitfall trap, 2 times Winkler, 1 times Hand collected.

Elevations: collected from 40 - 1421 meters, 398 meters average

Type specimens: Paratype: sam-ent-011526; Syntype: sam-hym-c008003

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