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Species: Technomyrmex albipes   (Smith, 1861) 

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Technomyrmex albipes_cf, Technomyrmex albipes affinis, Technomyrmex albipes bruneipes, Technomyrmex albipes bruniceps, Technomyrmex albipes brunneipes, Technomyrmex albipes brunneus, Technomyrmex albipes cedarensis, Technomyrmex albipes congolensis, Technomyrmex albipes cordiformis, Technomyrmex albipes foreli, Technomyrmex albipes rotundiceps, Technomyrmex albipes rufescens, Technomyrmex albipes truncicola, Technomyrmex albipes truncicolus, Technomyrmex albipes vitiensis, Technomyrmex albipes wedda

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

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. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history


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

Afrotropical Region: Eastern Cape, Gabon, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Mpumalanga, Ogooue-Maritime, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Western Cape
Australasia Region: Choiseul, East Sepik, Eastern Highlands, Guadalcanal, Madang, Makira-Ulawa, Malaita, Morobe, New Caledonia, New Georgia, New Guinea, Nggela, Northern, Papua New Guinea, Queensland, Solomon Islands, West New Britain
Indomalaya Region: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, Indonesia, Krakatau Islands, Lampung, Laos, Malaysia, Okinawa, Philippines, Sabah, Selangor, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi Utara, Sumbawa, Uva, Vietnam, Yunnan
Malagasy Region: Antananarivo, Antsiranana, Fianarantsoa, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion, Rodrigues, Seychelles, Toamasina, Toliara
Neotropical Region: Cayenne, Cayman Islands, French Guiana, Venezuela
Oceania Region: Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Ngeremlengui, Niue, Palau, Palau Islands, Pitcairn, Pohnpei, Samoa, Tokelau, Tuamasaga, Wallis and Futuna Islands, Yap Group
Palearctic Region: China, Denmark, Japan, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zurich

Distribution Notes:

Oahu, Maui, Hawaii

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Technomyrmex albipes   Fernández, F. & Guerrero, R. J., 2008, Technomyrmex (Formicidae: Dolichoderinae) in the New World: synopsis and description of a new species., Revista Colombiana de Entomologia 34, pp. 110-115: 111, (download) 111 22172
Technomyrmex albipes   Forel, A., 1895, Nouvelles fourmis de diverses provenances, surtout d'Australie., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 39, pp. 41-49: -1, (download) -1 3954
Technomyrmex albipes   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
Technomyrmex albipes   Forel, A., 1904, Note sur les fourmis du Musée Zoologique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences à St. Pétersbourg., Yezhegodnik Zoologicheskogo Muzeya Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk 8, pp. 368-388: 9, (download) 9 3994
Technomyrmex albipes   Forel, A., 1891, Histoire naturelle des Hymenopteres. Deuxieme partie: Les Formicides., Histoire Physique, Naturelle et Politique de Madagascar., Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale, pp. 1-231: 98-99, (download) 98-99 6734
Technomyrmex albipes   Emery, C., 1895, Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3 e mémoire. Formicides., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 64, pp. 15-56: 29, (download) 29 3788
Technomyrmex albipes   Forel, A., 1909, Fourmis du Musée de Bruxelles. Fourmis de Benguela récoltées par M. Creighton Wellman, et fourmis du Congo récoltées par MM. Luja, Kohl et Laurent., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 53, pp. 51-73: 55, (download) 55 4018
Technomyrmex albipes   Forel, A., 1894, Abessinische und andere afrikanische Ameisen, gesammelt von Herrn Ingenieur Alfred Ilg, von Herrn Dr. Liengme, von Herrn Pfarrer Missionar P. Berthoud, Herrn Dr. Arth. Müller, etc., Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 9, pp. 64-100: 74, (download) 74 3950
Technomyrmex albipes   Forel, A., 1912, The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905, under the leadership of Mr. J. Stanley Gardiner, M. A. Volume 4, No. 11. Fourmis des Seychelles et des Aldabras, reà § ues de M. , Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 15, pp. 159-167: 164, (download) 164 4046

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 29 times found in rainforest, 17 times found in coastal scrub, 19 times found in urban/garden, 25 times found in forest, 14 times found in urban garden, 14 times found in littoral forest, 12 times found in littoral rainforest, 5 times found in degraded dry forest, 5 times found in tropical dry forest, 6 times found in mixed forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 71 times on low vegetation, 30 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 17 times ex dead twig above ground, 14 times ground forager(s), 12 times ex rotten log, 7 times on tree trunk, 7 times ex soil, 2 times ex dead branch above ground, 5 times litter, 2 times Towards the top, 2 times Top, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 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, 8 times 1 sq meter leaf litter winkler extraction, 10 times aspirating; PB & maple syrup bait, 10 times aspirating, 6 times beating low vegetation, 2 times 4 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1708 meters, 322 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Crematogaster forticulus: casent0903031; syntype of Tapinoma nigrum: casent0915552; syntype of Technomyrmex albipes: casent0102952; syntype of Technomyrmex detorquens: casent0903030; syntype of Technomyrmex albipes bruneipes: casent0909789; syntype of Technomyrmex albipes wedda: casent0909792; type of Technomyrmex albipes r. wedda: focol0181, focol0182

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