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Species: Acropyga silvestrii   Emery, 1915 

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Wheeler, 1927

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Acropyga silvestrii Emery, 1915e PDF: 21, fig. 11 (w.) ETHIOPIA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Acropyga (Malacomyrma): Emery, 1922e PDF: 109.
See also: LaPolla, 2004 PDF: 78.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in mature wet forest, 4 times found in tropical wet forest, 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in mature forest gap, 1 times found in Open Miombo woodland, 1 times found in primary forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times subsoil, 2 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times in clay bank, 1 times under stone, 1 times under bark, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times sifted litter, 1 times leaf litter, 1 times in dead bark.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Winkler, 3 times hand collecting, 4 times search, 1 times Winkler sifter, 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times Pitfall trap.

Elevations: collected from 272 - 1739 meters, 1323 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Acropyga silvestrii: casent0909910; syntype of Acropyga silvestrii: casent0905164

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