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Species: Technomyrmex voeltzkowi   (Forel, 1907) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Tapinoma voeltzkowi Forel, 1907i PDF: 84 (w.m.) KENYA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Kenya, Malindi, coll. Voeltzkow; CASENT0104644; ZMHB. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Technomyrmex: Shattuck, 1992c PDF: 161.
Senior synonym of Technomyrmex rhodesiae: Bolton, 2007B PDF: 41 (Lectotype designation).


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)
Afrotropical Region: Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
Malagasy Region: Comoros, Madagascar

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 16 times found in grassland, 4 times found in tropical dry forest, 1 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 2 times found in Sekhukhune Montane Grassland, 3 times found in Lydenburg Thornveld, 2 times found in Acacia Closed Woodland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 1 times found in Bushclumps in Sekhukhune Montane Grassland, 1 times found in coastal scrub, 2 times found in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld, 1 times found in montane forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times ground nest, 6 times leaf litter, 2 times ex rotten log, 2 times sifted litter, 1 times Kakamega 2007 survey, leaf litter, 1 times im grasigen Boden.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 15 times Pitfall trap, 8 times Hand collected, 1 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 7 times Winkler, 1 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 1 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times pitfall trap, Transect 24 50m, 1 times Sweepnet / Fogging, 1 times 8 MaxiWinks, mixed samples.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1677 meters, 800 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Tapinoma voeltzkowi rhodesiae: casent0909788; syntype of Tapinoma voeltzkowi rhodesiae: casent0903053; syntype of Technomyrmex voeltzkowi: casent0909787; type of Tapinoma voeltzkowi: focol2865, focol2866, focol2867, casent0104644

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