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Tramp species potentially present in the New World
In the key to New World species of TechnomyrmexHNS presented below, Bolton (2007) added T. albipesHNS and T. pallipesHNS as two tramp species, inhabiting hothouses in the Palaearctic Region and potentially introduced to New World (as T. difficilisHNS and T. vitiensisHNS). We include pictures of both species.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 126 times found in primary rainforest, 101 times found in disturbed forest, 83 times found in secondary forest, 48 times found in coastal forest, 27 times found in Rainforest, 29 times found in dry forest, 27 times found in disturbed rainforest, 9 times found in urban garden, 10 times found in secondary thicket and diverse vegetation, 12 times found in coastal scrub, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 23 times on low vegetation, 19 times ex dead twig above ground, 5 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 5 times under tree bark, live tree, 3 times nest in dead fern frond, 4 times ex rotten log, 3 times ground forager(s), 3 times litter, 1 times foragers, 1 times on vegetation, foraging, 1 times ex dead branch above ground, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 13 times beating low vegetation, 6 times CDC light trap, 4 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times 2 Maxi Winks, 8 times M, 4 times hand collection, 1 times search, 0 times Manual catch, 2 times F, 1 times bait, 1 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, ...
Elevations: collected from 1 - 1187 meters, 265 meters average