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Species: Tetraponera (natalensis) mocquerysi   (André, 1890) 

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See Also:

Tetraponera mocquerysi_cf, Tetraponera mocquerysi biozellata, Tetraponera mocquerysi elongata, Tetraponera mocquerysi emacerata, Tetraponera mocquerysi lepida, Tetraponera mocquerysi lutea

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

4 subspecies

Sima (Sima) mocquerysi André, 1890 PDF: 319 (w.) SIERRA LEONE. Afrotropic. "Syntypes: 12w, Sierra Leone (leg. Mocquerys)." MCSN, MHNG, MNHN, NHMB, NHMV. 1w (MCSN): CASENT0904032; 1w (MNHN): CASENT0913719; 1w (NHMB): CASENT0915531. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history


Afrotropical Region: Angola, Bundibugyo, Bushenyi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Centre, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eastern, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Huambo, Ivory Coast, Kabarole, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Ogooue-Maritime, Prefecture Sangha-Mbaéré, Sierra Leone, Sud-Ouest, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Wakiso
Australasia Region: Western

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Karavaiev 1931d (as biozellata)


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 15 times found in moist evergreen forest, 10 times found in rainforest, 6 times found in station clearing, forest edge, 6 times found in coastal lowland rainforest, 2 times found in rainforest edge, forest clearing, 3 times found in rainforest, marsh clearing, 1 times found in road edge veg., 2 times found in rainforest and rainforest edge, 1 times found in rainforest canopy, 1 times found in coastal lowland rainforest; forest margin along road, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 14 times ex dead twig above ground, 16 times on low vegetation, 4 times forest margin along road, 2 times ground forager(s), 1 times dead stem Erythrina, 2 times ex soil, 1 times on tree trunk late afternoon, 1 times fresh treefall, 1 times forest margin in large clearing, 1 times ex dead twig, 9 mm external diameter (3 mm internal diameter), 1 times ex adjacent dead twigs of Senna, 7 mm external diameter (3 mm internal diameter), ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times search, 4 times EC28 Malaise trap, 3 times sweep, 2 times beating low vegetation, 2 times Nest in twig above ground, 1 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times pyrethrum knockdown, 1 times 05 Malaise traps, 1 times at light, ...

Elevations: collected from 50 - 1900 meters, 1114 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Sima mocquerysi: casent0915531; syntype of Tetraponera mocquerysi: casent0904032, casent0913719

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