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Species: Technomyrmex pallipes   (Smith, 1876) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Tapinoma pallipes Smith, 1876a PDF: 447 (w.) MAURITIUS (Rodrigues Is.). Malagasy. Primary type information: Mauritius, Rodriguez Is.; CASENT0102320; BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as Technomyrmex pallidipes by Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 166.].
Combination in Technomyrmex: Bolton, 2007B PDF: 56.
Senior synonym of Technomyrmex affinis, Technomyrmex atrichosus, Technomyrmex brevicornis, Technomyrmex foreli, Technomyrmex primroseae, Technomyrmex truncicolus: Bolton, 2007B PDF: 56.

Taxon Page Images:

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


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists) Species is native to: Afrotropical bioregion (based on species list records).

Afrotropical Region: Angola, Botswana, Central African Republic, Gabon, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania
Australasia Region: New Zealand
Malagasy Region: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion
Nearctic Region: United States
Oceania Region: Hawaii
Palearctic Region: Macaronesia

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest


Caste of types: (w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 51 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 under stone, 15 times ex dead twig above ground, 9 times leaf litter, 10 times ground forager(s), 6 times ex rotten log, 3 times ground nest, 3 times under tree bark, live tree, 3 times ex soil, 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, 933 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

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