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Tramp species potentially present in the New World
In the key to New World species of TechnomyrmexHNS presented below, Bolton (2007) added T. albipesHNS and T. pallipesHNS as two tramp species, inhabiting hothouses in the Palaearctic Region and potentially introduced to New World (as T. difficilisHNS and T. vitiensisHNS). We include pictures of both species.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 57 times found in disturbed forest, 32 times found in primary rainforest, 17 times found in Rainforest, 9 times found in urban garden, 19 times found in secondary forest, 10 times found in secondary thicket and diverse vegetation, 12 times found in coastal scrub, 5 times found in urban/garden, 4 times found in roadside, 7 times found in dry forest, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 244 times malaise trap, 23 times on low vegetation, 19 times ex dead twig above ground, 5 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 17 times sifted litter, 5 times under tree bark, live tree, 4 times ex rotten log, 3 times nest in dead fern frond, 3 times ground forager(s), 1 times foraging on vegetation, 1 times foragers, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 272 times M, 13 times beating low vegetation, 14 times H, 18 times L, 6 times CDC light trap, 4 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times 2 Maxi Winks, 1 times search, 3 times F, 0 times Manual catch, 1 times bait, ...
Elevations: collected from 1 - 1187 meters, 267 meters average