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Species: Platythyrea modesta   Emery, 1899 

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Platythyrea modesta matopoensis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Platythyrea modesta Emery, 1899d PDF: 467 (w.) CAMEROUN. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Brown, 1975 PDF}: 45.


Afrotropical Region: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
Palearctic Region: Oman, Saudi Arabia

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Brown 1975


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in rainforest canopy, 2 times found in Primary forest, open times found in woodland, 1 times found in Cocoa, 1 times found in old secondary forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times breaking open dead branches/wood.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Canopy fog, 1 times hand collection, 1 times Pyrethrum knockdown.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 705 meters, 310 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Platythyrea modesta: casent0907108; syntype of Platythyrea modesta: casent0903797

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