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Technomyrmex pallipes. 1. Queen; 2. Ergatoid queen; 3. Worker: all from Sevilla, Agter-Pakhuis, Cederberg, South Africa: 21 May 2016. Photos by Philip Herbst; collected by Peter Slingsby
Technomyrmex pallipes. Vaalleegte, Karoo, South Africa: 4 June 2017. Photo and collection by Philip Herbst
Tramp species, in hothouses, Palaearctic, potentially to be imported to the New World.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 53 times found in grassland, 22 times found in urban/garden, 14 times found in tropical dry forest, 9 times found in Uapaca woodland, 13 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in Gallery forest on sandy soil, 8 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 5 times found in tropical dry forest on tsingy, 3 times found in urban garden, 7 times found in gallery forest, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 21 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 18 times on low vegetation, 15 times ex dead twig above ground, 15 times under stone, 9 times leaf litter, 9 times ground forager(s), 6 times ex rotten log, 3 times ground nest, 3 times under tree bark, live tree, 2 times ex rotting tree stump, 1 times under inside wall plaster, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 31 times pitfall trap, 13 times winkler, 15 times Hand collected, 18 times Malaise trap, 10 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 5 times pooter, 6 times Pitfall trap, 5 days, 4 times beating low vegetation, 3 times MW 20 sample transect, 10m, 5 times EC32 sweeping, ...
Elevations: collected from 3 - 1984 meters, 941 meters average
Type specimens: excluded from type series by Bolton, 2007: 41: casent0104645; Holotype of Technomyrmex primroseae: casent0102318; paratype of Technomyrmex primroseae: casent0172798; syntype of Technomyrmex albipes foreli: casent0101255; syntype of Technomyrmex pallipes: casent0102320; syntype of Technomyrmex albipes foreli: casent0905070; syntype of Technomyrmex atrichosus: casent0911582; syntype of Technomyrmex brevicornis: casent0911584; syntype of Technomyrmex foreli affinis: casent0911585; type of Technomyrmex atrichosus: focol2885, focol2886