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

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See Also:

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

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Strumigenys godeffroyi Mayr, 1866a PDF: 516 (w.) SAMOA. Oceania. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1887 PDF: 569 (q.); Imai, Brown, et al. 1984: 68 (k.).
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.


Australasia Region: Australia, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
Indomalaya Region: Borneo, India, Indonesia, Krakatau Islands, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka
Malagasy Region: Mauritius, Seychelles
Oceania Region: Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, 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.

Taxon Page Author History

On 2015-05-07 19:35:46 Kalesh Sadasivan modified Images
On 2015-05-02 23:24:56 Kalesh Sadasivan modified Images

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 tropical rainforest, 2 times found in mature wet forest, 1 times found in forest fragment, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times in log, nesting, 2 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 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 in bamboo stump, 1 times L, 1 times 5m interval winks, 1 times under bark, ...

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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