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Species: Technomyrmex moerens   Santschi, 1913 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Technomyrmex moerens Santschi, 1913c PDF: 312, fig. 4 (w.) CONGO. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Technomyrmex congolensis: Santschi, 1930a PDF: 69; of Technomyrmex incisus, Technomyrmex longiscapus, Technomyrmex nequitus, Technomyrmex nigricans: Bolton, 2007B PDF: 28.


Afrotropical Region: Africa, Bundibugyo, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eastern, Eastern Africa, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kabarole, Kenya, Middle Africa, Nigeria, Pwani, Siaya, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Western, Western Africa
Palearctic Region: Northern Africa

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Bolton 2007


Caste of types: (w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Technomyrmex moerens n. sp.  Santschi, F., 1913, Glanure de fourmis africaines., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 57, pp. 302-314: 11, (download) 11 3723
Technomyrmex moerens   Santschi, F., 1930, Description de formicides éthiopiens nouveaux ou peu connus. V., Bulletin et Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belge 70, pp. 49-77: -1, (download) -1 3641

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in tropical wet forest, 3 times found in mature wet forest, 1 times found in coastal hardwood forest, 1 times found in mature forest edge, 1 times found in primary forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest in twig, 1 times nest in live stem, 1 times dead stem, 1 times on low veg., 1 times foraging on trunk of Cassia, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times ex Malaise trap, 1 times beating vegetation.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times hand collecting, 2 times search, 1 times Fogging Teclea nobilis, 1 times winkler, 1 times beat sheet, 1 times hand collected, 1 times Malaise.

Elevations: collected from 12 - 1600 meters, 1286 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Technomyrmex moerens: casent0911589; syntype of Technomyrmex moerens nigricans: casent0911590

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