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Species: Technomyrmex albipes   (Smith, 1861) 

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See Also:

Technomyrmex albipes_cf, Technomyrmex albipes congolensis, Technomyrmex albipes cordiformis, Technomyrmex albipes rufescens, Technomyrmex albipes truncicolus, Technomyrmex albipes wedda

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Formica (Tapinoma) albipes Smith, 1861b PDF: 38 (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi). Indomalaya. "Indonesia, Sulawesi, Tond, coll. A.R. Wallace." Hope Entomological Collection, Oxford Museum of Natural History, Oxford, UK (OXUM) . CASENT0102952. http://www.antweb.org/specimen/CASENT0102952 AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history


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Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Emery, C., 1893:
- Kandy, Cottawa, Matale, Nawalapitiya.
Le nom de Motschulsky exprime beaucoup mieux la coloration typique de cette espece que celui plus ancien de F. Smith.
De deux femelles portant des moignons d'ailes, l'une est normale, l'autre a la tete. plus petite, depourvue d'ocelles. Deux autres exemplaires ressemblent a de grosses ouvrieres ayant le mesonotum tres developpe, dont la portion scutellaire fait saillie en arriere.
M. le professeur A. Forel a decrit, dans le grand ouvrage de Grandidier, sous le nom de T. albipes , une forme de Madagascar qui merite d'etre separee comme sous-espece distincte ( Foreli , n. subsp. ). Elle differe du type indien et malais par ses antennes un peu plus courtes, dont le scape depasse a peine le bord occipital, et par ses antennes et ses pattes entierement testacees. Chez le type, le scape depasse notablement le bord occipital et les pattes sont d'un brun fonce, avec les trochanters, genoux et tarses d'un jaune pale; les scapes sont noirs, le flagellum souvent roussatre.

Forel, A., 1909:
— [[ worker ]].

Emery, C., 1895:
- Vrijburg, Bloemfontein. Identique aux exemplaires de Madagascar, sur lesquels j'ai fonde cette sous-espece.

Forel, A., 1912:
[[ worker ]] [[ queen ]] [[ male ]]. Seychelles: Silhouette, Mare aux Cochons et Mont Pot-a-eau (1000 a 1500 pieds); Mahe, Anonyme Island, Cascade Estate, etc.

Fernández, F., 2008:
(Fig. 5)
Tramp species, in hothouses, Palaearctic, potentially to be imported to the New World.

Forel, A., 1894:
Indische Art.
Das nahezu totale Fehlen von Dolichoderiden in der afrikanischen Fauna ist einer ihrer auffaelligsten Zuege. Ich kenne keine einzige Art dieser Subfamilie, die der afrikanischen Fauna eigen waere. Ebensowenig gibt es eigene afrikanische Prenolepis-Arten, waehrend Madagascar sehr reich an eigenen Arten dieser Gattung ist.

Forel, A., 1895:
- Forme de l'Inde et de Madagascar.

Forel, A., 1904:
Lombok, Sapit, 2000 ' h., 11 [[ worker ]], Mai - Juin 1896 (Fruhstorfer!).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 20 times found in rainforest, 17 times found in coastal scrub, 19 times found in urban/garden, 24 times found in forest, 14 times found in urban garden, 14 times found in littoral forest, 12 times found in littoral rainforest, 4 times found in degraded dry forest, 6 times found in mixed forest, 5 times found in tropical dry forest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 21 times davis-sifting; incidental aspirated, 4 times 2 Maxi Winks, 9 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 6 times Hand-Collected from 1 square meter of sifted leaf litter, 5 times Malaise trap, 4 times Malaise trap, 1 trap, 10 times aspirating; PB & maple syrup bait, 8 times 1 sq meter leaf litter winkler extraction, 10 times aspirating, 6 times beating low vegetation, 2 times 4 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1550 meters, 275 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Tapinoma nigrum: casent0915552; syntype of Technomyrmex albipes: casent0102952; syntype of Technomyrmex albipes bruneipes: casent0909789; syntype of Technomyrmex albipes wedda: casent0909792

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