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Species: Nylanderia vaga   (Forel, 1901) 


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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

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

Taxonomic history

Combination in Nylanderia (Nylanderia): Emery, 1914f PDF: 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 PDF: 424.
Senior synonym of Nylanderia crassipilis, Nylanderia irritans: Wilson & Taylor, 1967b PDF: 90.

Distribution:

 Species is native to: Australasia, Indomalaya bioregions (based on species list records).

Australasia Region: Australia, Australia and New Zealand, East Sepik, Guadalcanal, Makira-Ulawa, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Northern, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Sud, Vanuatu
Indomalaya Region: Asia, Christmas Island, Indonesia, South-Eastern Asia, Vietnam
Nearctic Region: North America, United States
Neotropical Region: Americas, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Galápagos, South America
Oceania Region: Airai, Angaur, Ba, Bua, Cakaudrove, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hatohobei, Hawaii, Kadavu, Kayangel, Koror, Lau, Lomaiviti, Macuata, Marshall Islands, Melanesia, Melekeok, Micronesia, Micronesia, Naitasiri, Namosi, Ngarchelong, Ngardmau, Ngatpang, Ngchesar, Niue, Palau, Palmyra Atoll, Peleliu, Pohnpei, Polynesia, Ra, Rewa, Samoa, Serua, Sonsorol, Tailevu, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuamasaga, Wallis and Futuna, Îles Marquises

Distribution Notes:

All the main islands

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 80 times found in primary rainforest, 53 times found in disturbed forest, 2 times found in swamp forest, 21 times found in secondary forest, 11 times found in Rainforest, 9 times found in secondary rainforest, 4 times found in port of entry/city, 5 times found in coastal forest, 2 times found in small forest fragment, 3 times found in montane rainforest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 96 times sifted litter, 86 times malaise trap, 3 times foraging on ground, 5 times litter sifting, 6 times sifted leaf litter, 2 times foraging on vegetation, 2 times under base of ivory nut leaf, 1 times tending homopteran on vegetation, 2 times foraging on dead tree, 0 times Sieved litter, 0 times Exorrhiza stump, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 96 times L, 109 times M, 28 times H, 5 times Hand-Collected from 1 square meter of sifted leaf litter, 22 times davis-sifting; incidental aspirated, 6 times winkler, 0 times beating, 2 times Berlesate, 3 times 5m interval winks, 2 times aspirating, 6 times aspirating; PB & maple syrup bait, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1700 meters, 318 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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