Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)
Distribution:Afrotropical Region: Africa
, Central African Republic
, Democratic Republic of Congo
, Eastern Africa
, Equatorial Guinea
, Ivory Coast
, Middle Africa
, South Africa
, Southern Africa
, Western AfricaIndomalaya Region: AsiaPalearctic Region: Northern Africa
, Saudi Arabia
, Western Asia
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, open times found in woodland, 1 times found in Gallery For., 2 times found in Primary forest, 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: 1 times Winkler, 2 times Canopy fog, 1 times Pyrethrum knockdown, 1 times hand collection.
Elevations: collected from 50 - 705 meters, 327 meters average
Type specimens: Lectotype of Platythyrea modesta: casent0907108; syntype of Platythyrea modesta: casent0903797, casent0916799
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