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Species: Nylanderia madagascarensis   (Forel, 1886) 

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Nylanderia madagascarensis ellisii, Nylanderia madagascarensis rufescens, Nylanderia madagascarensis sechellensis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

3 subspecies

Prenolepis vividula var. madagascarensis Forel, 1886h PDF: 212 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Antsiranana, Nosy Be, coll. C. Keller; CASENT0101320; MHNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1892o: 238 (q.m.).
Combination in Nylanderia (Nylanderia): Emery, 1914f PDF: 422; in Paratrechina (Nylanderia): Emery, 1925d PDF: 219; in Nylanderia: LaPolla, Brady & Shattuck, 2010A PDF: 127.
Raised to species: Forel, 1892o: 238; Wheeler, 1922: 1038.


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)
Malagasy Region: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 121 times found in urban/garden, 34 times found in rainforest, 19 times found in urban garden, 3 times found in dry forest, 12 times found in montane rainforest, 9 times found in disturbed montane rainforest, 7 times found in Uapaca woodland, 5 times found in tropical dry forest, 3 times found in degraded forest, 7 times found in eucalyptus plantation, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 83 times ground forager(s), 60 times on low vegetation, 13 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 28 times ex rotten log, 20 times under stone, 17 times ground nest, 11 times ex dead twig above ground, 3 times on tree trunk, 5 times under tree bark, live tree, 3 times under rotten log, 3 times sifted litter, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 12 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 3 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times Malaise trap 4, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 25 cup sample transect, 2 times yellow pan trap, 25 YP, 1 times 10 Maxiwinks, 1 times beating low vegetation, 1 times pitfall trap, 1 times 1 Malaise traps, 1 times arboreal collecting, 1 times Malaise trap, 5 Malaise, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1580 meters, 621 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Prenolepis vividula madagascarensis: casent0101318, casent0101319, casent0101320, casent0101776; type of Prenolepis ellisii subsp. madagascariensis var. rufescens: casent0104643

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