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Species: Mesoponera ingesta   (Wheeler, 1922) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Euponera (Mesoponera) ingesta Wheeler, 1922: 82, fig. 14 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 306; in Mesoponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 PDF: 110.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 13 times found in primary forest, 3 times found in Miombo woodland/forest, 1 times found in rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 6 times leaf litter, 1 times stomach Bufo polycercus, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times Hand collected, 6 times Winkler, 4 times Pitfall trap, 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 870 meters, 390 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Euponera ingesta: casent0915262

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