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Species: Melissotarsus emeryi   Forel, 1907 

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Melissotarsus emeryi pilipes

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Melissotarsus emeryi Forel, 1907f PDF: 133 (w.) ETHIOPIA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Bolton, 1982 PDF}: 335 (m.).
Senior synonym of Melissotarsus compressus, Melissotarsus pilipes: Bolton, 1982 PDF}: 337.


Afrotropical Region: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Palearctic Region: Saudi Arabia

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Santschi 1914b (as pilipes Santschi 1914b); Bolton 1982


Caste of types: (w)

Taxon Page Author History

On 2012-06-04 14:48:20 brian fisher modified Distribution
On 2012-06-04 14:48:02 brian fisher modified Distribution
On 2011-03-31 23:46:13 brian fisher modified Distribution

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in moist evergreen forest, 1 times found in montane fynbos, 5 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in fynbos, 4 times found in station clearing, forest edge, 1 times found in savannah woodland.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ex Leucospermom praemorsum, 1 times ex branch of Maytenus oleoides, 2 times sifted litter, 1 times ex live stem, 3 times under tree bark, live tree, 3 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times ex live tree, 1 times ex soil, 1 times ex rotten log.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times 10 Maxi Winkler, mixed sample, 1 times at light, 1 times EC31 yellow pan trap, 1 times 10 Maxi Winkler,, mixed samples.

Elevations: collected from 110 - 1520 meters, 835 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Melissotarsus emeryi: casent0908324; syntype of Melissotarsus emeryi pilipes: casent0913016

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