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Species: Mesoponera subiridescens   (Wheeler, 1922) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Euponera (Mesoponera) subiridescens Wheeler, 1922: 83, fig. 15 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 310; in Mesoponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 PDF: 111.


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in mature wet forest, 3 times found in primary forest, 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in secondary forest, 1 times found in Shade coffee, 1 times found in coastal deciduous forest, 1 times found in Forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times in dead wood, 1 times Stomach Bufo tuberosus, 1 times stomach Bufo polycercus, 1 times leaf litter, 1 times in clay bank, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times search, 2 times Hand collected, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 50 yogurt sample transect5m, 2 times Winkler, 1 times Litter Sieving + Winkler, 1 times Pitfall, Baits, Litter sieving/Winkler, Aspirator, 1 times hand collection.

Elevations: collected from 80 - 1799 meters, 1167 meters average

Type specimens: paratype of Pachycondyla subiridescens: casent0902477

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