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Species: Strumigenys szalayi   Emery, 1897 

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Strumigenys szalayi australis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Strumigenys szalayi Emery, 1897c PDF: 578, pl. 14, figs. 10, 11 (w.q.) NEW GUINEA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Strumigenys australis: Brown, 1971c: 75.
See also: Bolton, 2000: 906.


Australasia Region: Central, East Sepik, Madang, Makira-Ulawa, Morobe, New Guinea, Northern, Papua New Guinea, Queensland, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
Indomalaya Region: Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore
Oceania Region: Gaga'ifomauga, Micronesia, Ngeremlengui, Palau, Pohnpei, Samoa, Tuamasaga

Distribution Notes:

Islands of Luzon, Mindanao, Mindoro, Negros

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 15 times found in Rainforest, 1 times found in low canopy, looks like secondary forest; breadfruit, pandanus, strand veg, etc., 2 times found in montane rainforest, 2 times found in swamp forest, 1 times found in Poor rainforest, 1 times found in 1° rainforest, 0 times found in Disturbed rainforest, 0 times found in Edge of rainforest, 1 times found in moist forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 3 times ex small fragment rtn. wood, 2 times leaf litter, 0 times under rock, 1 times under bark rtn. log, 1 times sifted litter, 1 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times rotting wood, 1 times on tree fern, 0 times in rotten wood in soil, 0 times in rotten wood in ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times winkler, 1 times Hand-Collected from 1 square meter of sifted leaf litter, 1 times davis-sifting; incidental aspirated, 1 times hand, 0 times Berlesate.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 1100 meters, 446 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Strumigenys filipina: castype06891-02; syntype of Strumigenys szalayi: casent0904944; syntype of Strumigenys szalayi australis: casent0900758; syntype of Strumigenys szalayi australis: casent0909321; type of Strumigenys filipina: castype06891-01

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