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Species: Strumigenys petiolata   Bernard, 1953 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Strumigenys petiolata Bernard, 1953b PDF: 254, fig. 14 (w.) GUINEA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Junior synonym of Strumigenys rufobrunea: Brown, 1954k PDF: 17.
Revived from synonymy: Bolton, 1983 PDF: 384.
See also: Bolton, 2000: 603.


Afrotropical Region: Africa, Angola, Bundibugyo, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Eastern Africa, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Middle Africa, Nigeria, Sangha-Mbaéré, Sao Tome and Principe, South, South-West, Sudan, São Tomé, Uganda, Western Africa
Palearctic Region: Northern Africa

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Espira, 2001

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 10 times found in rainforest, 3 times found in rainforest edge, forest clearing, 1 times found in mature swamp forest, 1 times found in rainforest, marsh clearing, 1 times found in swamp forest, 1 times found in primary forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 2 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times under moss on rotton log, 1 times under stone, 1 times termitiere, 1 times sifted litter, 1 times leaf litter, 1 times in rotten fruit on ground.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 9 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times Winkler, 1 times EC31 yellow pan trap, 1 times search, 1 times Winkler sample, Site 1, W4, 1 times Winkler sample, Site 2, W1, 1 times Winkler sample, Site 2, W7, 1 times Winkler sample, Site 2, W8, 1 times 15 Maxi Winkler, mixed sample, 1 times Alan's mom's PitFall Trap.

Elevations: collected from 40 - 817 meters, 516 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Strumigenys petiolata: casent0913611

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