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Species: Anoplolepis steingroeveri   (Forel, 1894) 

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Anoplolepis steingroeveri gertrudae, Anoplolepis steingroeveri parsonsi

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Plagiolepis steingroeveri Forel, 1894b PDF: 72 (w.) NAMIBIA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1895i PDF: 44 (q.); Arnold, 1922 PDF: 591 (q.m.); Prins, 1982 PDF: 226 (w.q.m.).
Combination in Plagiolepis (Anoplolepis): Santschi, 1914b: 123; in Plagiolepis (Zealleyella): Arnold, 1922 PDF: 590; in Anoplolepis: Emery, 1925d PDF: 18; in Anoplolepis (Zealleyella): Santschi, 1926a PDF: 14.
Senior synonym of Anoplolepis braunsi: Prins, 1982 PDF: 217.

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Anoplolepis steingroeveri : major worker; Photo by Philip Herbst, 18 May 2016. Vredelust, Welgemoed, in Cape Town, South Africa


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Coega Bontveld, 4 times found in Kathu Bushveld, dominated by Tarchonanthus camphoratus, Central Namib) times found in Desert (VEGTYPE, 1 times found in Mixed savanna in Gordonia Duneveld, 2 times found in Bushmanland Arid Grassland, 1 times found in Kathu Bushveld; Acacia erioloba woodland, 1 times found in Burnt area, 2 times found in Rehabilitated waste rock dump, 18 degree slope, 1 times found in Sundays Thicket, 1 times found in Bushmanland Inselberg Shrubland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times 0, 1 times soil.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 10 times Hand collected, 1 times Beating "Rabbit Pan, 7 times Pitfall trap, 5 days, 4 times Pitfall trap, 1 times White Pitfall, 1 times pooter, 1 times Hand.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 1364 meters, 702 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Anoplolepis steingroeveri: casent0909842; syntype of Plagiolepis braunsi: casent0909841; type of Anoplolepis steingroeveri: casent0903232

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