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Species: Nylanderia vaga   (Forel, 1901) 

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Nylanderia vaga crassipilis, Nylanderia vaga irritans

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Prenolepis obscura r. vaga Forel, 1901c: 26 (w.) NEW GUINEA (Bismarck Archipelago). Australasia. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Nylanderia (Nylanderia): Emery, 1914f: 422; in Paratrechina (Nylanderia): Emery, 1925d PDF: 221; in Nylanderia: Wheeler, 1936g PDF: 17; in Paratrechina: Bolton, 1995b: 315; in Nylanderia: LaPolla, Brady & Shattuck, 2010A PDF: 127.
Raised to species: Emery, 1914f: 424.
Senior synonym of Nylanderia crassipilis, Nylanderia irritans: Wilson & Taylor, 1967b PDF: 90.


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Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 88 times found in primary rainforest, 65 times found in disturbed forest, 59 times found in secondary forest, 2 times found in swamp forest, 19 times found in coastal forest, 12 times found in Rainforest, 9 times found in secondary rainforest, 4 times found in port of entry/city, 2 times found in small forest fragment, 3 times found in logged forest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 18 times hand collection, 5 times Hand-Collected from 1 square meter of sifted leaf litter, 21 times davis-sifting; incidental aspirated, 0 times beating, 2 times Berlesate, 3 times 5m interval winks, 2 times aspirating, 6 times aspirating; PB & maple syrup bait, 2 times Sweeping, 0 times Pyrethrum, 4 times aspirated, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1700 meters, 308 meters average

Type specimens: syntype: casent0249101; syntype of Nylanderia vaga: casent0911025; syntype of Nylanderia vaga crassipilis: casent0912312; syntype of Nylanderia vaga irritans: casent0912313

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