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Species: Platythyrea modesta   Emery, 1899 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

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

Taxonomic history


Afrotropical Region: Africa, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, East, Eastern Africa, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Kédougou, Middle Africa, Mozambique, Niari, Nigeria, Ogooué-Maritime, Senegal, South Africa, Southern Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Western Africa
Indomalaya Region: Asia
Palearctic Region: Northern Africa, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Western Asia

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, 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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