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Species: Tetramorium lanuginosum   Mayr, 1870 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Tetramorium lanuginosum Mayr, 1870b PDF: 976 (w.) INDONESIA (Java). Indomalaya. "Indonesia, Java, Batavia." Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien, Austria (NHMW). CASENT0235202. http://www.antweb.org/specimen/CASENT0235202 AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Triglyphothrix: Emery, 1891c: 4 (footnote); in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1985 PDF: 247.
Senior synonym of Tetramorium australis, Tetramorium ceramensis, Tetramorium felix, Tetramorium flavescens, Tetramorium laevidens, Tetramorium mauricei, Tetramorium orissana, Tetramorium striatidens, Tetramorium tricolor: Bolton, 1976 PDF: 350.

Distribution:

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

Australasia Region: New Guinea, Queensland, Solomon Islands, Western Australia
Indomalaya Region: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Borneo, Chaiyaphum, East Kalimantan, Goa, Indonesia, Karnataka, Krakatau Islands, Lampung, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nicobar Island, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Orissa, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, West Papua
Malagasy Region: Anjouan, Antsiranana, Comoros, Diego-Suarez, Grande Comore, Madagascar, Mahajanga, Majunga, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mohéli, Reunion, Rodrigues, Seychelles, Toamasina, Toliara
Nearctic Region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina
Neotropical Region: Aruba, Barbados, Chiapas, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Managua, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Puntarenas, Veracruz
Oceania Region: American Samoa, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Kiribati, Lomaiviti, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Pohnpei, Rewa, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Wallis and Futuna Islands
Palearctic Region: Alicante, Andalusia, Ar Riyad, China, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Malta, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Distribution Notes:

NEOTROPICAL, Malagasy, Nearctic

Biology:

Habita ambientes xerofíticos en áreas no habitadas. Asociada a jardines de las casas en la isla Santa Cruz. Especie dominante en las islas Wolf y Plaza Sur

Notes:

(Dutch vernacular name: behaarde zaadmier)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 13 times found in Rainforest, 23 times found in urban/garden, 16 times found in coastal scrub, 8 times found in dry forest, 10 times found in tropical dry forest, 4 times found in gallery forest, 6 times found in native forest, 1 times found in savannah shrubland, 4 times found in coastal roadside, 3 times found in urban garden, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 12 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 30 times ground forager(s), 14 times ex rotten log, 10 times on low vegetation, 9 times under stone, 10 times Mantella viridis, stomach contents, 5 times under tree bark, live tree, 3 times stray foragers, 3 times ex rotten stick on ground, 1 times nesting in soil, 1 times nest in soil, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times 2 Maxi Winks, 3 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 9 times search, 10 times aspirating; PB bait, 10 times aspirating; PB & maple syrup bait, 7 times hand collecting, 10 times davis-sifting; incidental aspirated, 1 times MW 25 sample transect,10m, 4 times Malaise trap, 6 times aspirated, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1300 meters, 105 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype: casent0102356, casent0235202; paratype of Triglyphothrix tricolor: casent0901051; syntype of Tetramorium obesum striatidens: casent0904798; syntype of Triglyphothrix striatidens felix: casent0901052; syntype of Triglyphothrix tricolor: castype06959-01, castype06959-02; syntype of Triglyphothrix striatidens australis: casent0909094; syntype of Triglyphothrix striatidens laevidens: casent0909096; syntype of Triglyphothrix striatidens orissana: casent0909095; type of Triglyphothrix lanuginosa: focol2063; type of Triglyphothrix striatidens var. australis: focol2058, focol2059, focol2060



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