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Species: Tetraponera mocquerysi   (André, 1890) 

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See Also:

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

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

4 subspecies

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

Taxonomic history


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)
Afrotropical Region: Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda

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 rainforest, 14 times found in moist evergreen forest, 6 times found in secondary rainforest, 6 times found in station clearing, forest edge, 5 times found in arboretum, 6 times found in coastal lowland rainforest, 3 times found in rainforest edge, 2 times found in swampy rainforest, 2 times found in rainforest edge, forest clearing, 3 times found in rainforest, marsh clearing, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 14 times ex dead twig above ground, 17 times on low vegetation, 3 times on low vegetation (foraging on tree trunks and low foliage), 2 times ex dead twig, 9 mm external diameter (3 mm internal diameter), 4 times forest margin along road, 2 times ex dead twig, 5 mm external diameter, 1 times ex adjacent dead twigs of Senna, 7 mm external diameter (3 mm internal diameter), 1 times dead stem Erythrina, 2 times ground forager(s), 1 times ex dead twig, 5.5 mm external diameter (2.5 mm internal diameter), 1 times ex dead twig, 5 mm external diameter (3 mm internal diameter), ...

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

Elevations: collected from 40 - 1900 meters, 1096 meters average

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

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