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Species: Colobopsis vitrea   (Smith, 1860) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Extant: 7 valid subspecies

Formica vitrea Smith, 1860b PDF: 94 (w.) INDONESIA (Batjan I.). Australasia. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1899f: 7 (l.); Viehmeyer, 1916a PDF: 160 (s.q.m.); Karavaiev, 1933a PDF: 319 (m.)
Combination in Camponotus: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 257.
Senior synonym of Colobopsis siggii: Forel, 1895f PDF: 455.
Senior synonym of Colobopsis adlerzii: Forel, 1895f PDF: 458.
Senior synonym of Colobopsis incursor: Donisthorpe, 1932c PDF: 459.
Combination in Colobopsis: Ward et al., 2016 PDF: 350.
Status as species: Wang et al., 2022 10.20362/am.015006 PDF: 46.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Borneo, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nicobar Island, Philippines, Thailand
    Oceania: Australia, Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 9 times found in Rainforest, 1 times found in riparian vegetation, 1 times found in beach edge, 1 times found in Eucalyptus open forest, 1 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in Mangrove forest, 1 times found in rainforest edge, 1 times found in riparian forest, 1 times found in Riparian woodland, 1 times found in sclerophyl forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ex rotten log, 1 times ex dead branch, 2 times on tree trunk, 2 times foraging on rock face, 1 times foragers on tree trunks, 1 times foragers, 1 times ex live stem of Uncaria, 1 times arboreal foragers, 1 times random foragers on resort deck railing, 1 times on mangroves, 1 times on low vegetation, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times search, 4 times direct collection.

Elevations: collected from 3 - 420 meters, 114 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1914-10-12 00:00:00.0 and 2019-03-01 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Formica incursor: casent0901914; Not Provided: casent0753159, casent0753160; syntype of Camponotus vitreus: casent0901913; syntype of Camponotus vitreus carinatus: focol2504, focol2505; syntype of Camponotus vitreus latinotus: focol2501, focol2502

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