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Species: Technomyrmex voeltzkowi   (Forel, 1907) 

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Technomyrmex voeltzkowi rhodesiae

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Tapinoma voeltzkowi Forel, 1907i: 84 (w.m.) KENYA. Afrotropic. "Kenya, Malindi, coll. Voeltzkow." Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt Universität, Berlin, Germany (ZMHB). CASENT0104644. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

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


Afrotropical Region: Botswana, Coast, Gauteng, Kenya, Morogoro, Mozambique, Mpumalanga, Pemba, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
Australasia Region: Western
Malagasy Region: Antananarivo, Antsiranana, Comoros, Madagascar, Mahajanga, Mohéli, Toliara

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in tropical dry forest, 16 times found in grassland, 1 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 1 times found in Bushclumps in Sekhukhune Montane Grassland, 1 times found in coastal scrub, 1 times found in extensively used tea field, 1 times found in montane forest, 1 times found in primary forest, 1 times found in rainforest.

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: 1 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 6 times hand collected, 7 times winkler, 5 times pitfall trap, 1 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 1 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times 8 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times pitfall trap, Transect 24 50m.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1677 meters, 585 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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