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Species: Acropyga arnoldi   Santschi, 1926 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Acropyga (Malacomyrma) arnoldi Santschi, 1926b PDF: 245 (w.q.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Prins, 1982 PDF: 245 (m.)
Senior synonym of Acropyga rhodesiana: Prins, 1982 PDF: 238
See also: LaPolla, 2004a PDF: 35

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Acropyga arnoldi : young queen; inset shows the coccid she was carrying before she dropped her wings. Photo by Philip Herbst, 13 July 2016, from a specimen collected by Peter Slingsby at Cape Columbine, Western Cape, South Africa

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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Central African Republic, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Cape Flats Dune Strandveld, 2 times found in Fynbos - South Coast Strandveld, 3 times found in Bushy Karoo-Namib shrubland, 1 times found in grassland, 2 times found in Lydenburg Montane Grassland, 2 times found in Sclerocarya - Bolusanthus Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 2 times found in West Coast Strandveld, in sandy soil, 1 times found in Fynbos - mesic montane fynbos on coastal plain, 1 times found in Overberg Dune Strandveld.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times Hand collected, 5 times Pitfall trap, 5 times By Hand, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 25 yogurt sample transect5m, 1 times Nest, 1 times Yellow Pan Trap.

Elevations: collected from 13 - 2100 meters, 831 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1918-08-29 and 2016-03-05

Type specimens: Paratype: sam-ent-011840, sam-ent-011841; syntype of Acropyga arnoldi: casent0912352; syntype of Acropyga rhodesiana: casent0903180, casent0912353

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