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Species: Strumigenys (godeffroyi-group) godeffroyi   Mayr, 1866 

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Strumigenys godeffroyi butteli, Strumigenys godeffroyi buttlei, Strumigenys godeffroyi geococci, Strumigenys godeffroyi indica, Strumigenys godeffroyi lewisi, Strumigenys godeffroyi lewisii

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

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.
See also: Bingham, 1903 PDF: 149.

Taxon Page Images:

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


   Species is introduced to: Afrotropical, Malagasy, Nearctic, Neotropical, Palearctic bioregions.

Australasia Region: Makira-Ulawa, Manus, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
Indomalaya Region: Borneo, Indonesia, Krakatau Islands, Lampung, Malaysia, Philippines, Sabah, Singapore, Sri Lanka
Malagasy Region: Mauritius, Rodrigues, Seychelles
Oceania Region: Ba, Bua, Cakaudrove, Fiji, French Polynesia, Gaga'ifomauga, Guam, Hawaii, Kadavu, Lau, Lomaiviti, Macuata, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Naitaisri, Namosi, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Pohnpei, Ra, Rewa, Samoa, Sera, Serua, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuamasaga, Wallis and Futuna Islands

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: 20 times found in primary rainforest, 17 times found in disturbed forest, 6 times found in secondary forest, 3 times found in secondary rainforest, 4 times found in rainforest, 5 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: 2 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times in log, nesting, 5 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times under tree bark, 3 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times ex rotten stick on ground, 2 times on log, foraging, 1 times nest under stone, 1 times nest under bark at base of tree, 1 times nest in dead tree branch, 3 times litter, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 11 times hand collection, 7 times Winkler, 6 times hand, 1 times 2 Maxi Winks, 3 times davis-sifting; incidental aspirated, 2 times hand picked from sifted litter, 1 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times dead palm frond, 1 times in bamboo stump, 1 times L, 1 times 5m interval winks, ...

Elevations: collected from 60 - 1095 meters, 344 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Strumigemys godefroyi indica: casent0909312; syntype of Strumigenys godeffroyi: casent0915692; syntype of Strumigenys godeffroyi butteli: casent0909311

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