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Species: Acropyga acutiventris   Roger, 1862 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Acropyga acutiventris Roger, 1862a PDF: 243 (w.q.) SRI LANKA. Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Acropyga flava: Forel, 1894c PDF: 418; of Acropyga australis: Taylor, 1992a PDF: 58; of Acropyga carinata, Acropyga crassicornis, Acropyga indosinensis, Acropyga javana, Acropyga moluccana, Acropyga mysolensis, Acropyga occipitalis, Acropyga opaca, Acropyga papuana, Acropyga undecemus: LaPolla, 2004 PDF: 31.
See also: Terayama et al., 2002 PDF: 23.

Taxon Page Images:

Photographed at ground nest, Bangalore, India.Dr.Kalesh Sadasivan 2014.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka
    Oceania: Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Acropyga acutiventris   Roger, J., 1862, Einige neue exotische Ameisen-Gattungen und Arten., Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 6, pp. 233-254: 243-244, (download) 243-244 4098
Acropyga acutiventris   Forel, A., 1894, Les formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part IV. Adjonction aux genres Camponotus, Mayr., et Polyrhachis, Shuck., Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 8, pp. 396-420: 418, (download) 418 3951
Acropyga acutiventris   Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 769, (download) 769 4445

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 39 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in tropical rainforest, 3 times found in Forest, 3 times found in Rainforest (disturbed), 3 times found in Lowland rainforest, 2 times found in lowland wet forest, 2 times found in Rainforest edge, 2 times found in 2nd growth wet forest, 1 times found in Degraded coastal hill forest, 1 times found in Rain forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times ex rotten log, 5 times In soil, under wood, 6 times Ex rtn. log, 5 times Under stone, 3 times ex sifted leaf litter, 3 times Ex rotting log, 3 times under log, 1 times under epiphytes, 1 times Litter, 1 times workers under stone, 2 times Berlesate, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times search, 3 times Winkler, 2 times direct collection, 1 times flight intercept trap, 1 times Malaise trap/ethanol, 1 times Plot-3, 1 times Berlesate.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 1250 meters, 260 meters average

Type specimens: paratype of Pseudolasius undecemus: casent0903173; syntype: anic32-018704; syntype of Acropyga acutiventris javana: casent0916765; syntype of Acropyga moluccana: casent0915710; syntype of Acropyga crassicornis: casent0905159; syntype of Acropyga moluccana australis: casent0909899; syntype of Acropyga moluccana papuana: casent0905160; syntype of Acropyga moluccana australis: casent0903172; syntype of Acropyga moluccana papuana: casent0903174; syntype of Pseudolasius undecemus: castype06984; type of Acropyga acutiventris: focol2238, focol2239, focol2240; type of Acropyga moluccana subsp. mysolensis: focol0548; type of Acropyga moluccana var. occipitalis: focol2237; type of Acropyga moluccana var. opaca: focol2234, focol2235, focol2236

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