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Species: Leptomyrmex flavitarsus   (Smith, 1859) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Formica flavitarsus Smith, 1859a PDF: 136 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru Is). Indomalaya. Primary type information: Type-material: 2 syntype workers. Type-locality: Indonesia: Aru Is, “Aru 14”, “Aru 45” (A.R. Wallace). Type-depository: OXUM. Type notes: 1) Donisthorpe, 1932c PDF: 425, cites only 1 worker, but the two syntypes appear to have come from a single original card that was later cut in half. 2) Lucky & Ward, 2010 PDF: 33, incorrectly attribute collector as F. Smith. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b PDF: 4.
Combination in Leptomyrmex: Shattuck, 1992c PDF: 114.
Status as species: Mayr, 1863a PDF: 415; Roger, 1863b PDF: 4; Smith, 1871a PDF: 307; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 231; Emery, 1896j PDF: 378 (in list); Emery, 1925d PDF: 90; Donisthorpe, 1932c PDF: 452; Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 245; Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 117; Bolton, 1995b: 234; Lucky & Ward, 2010 PDF: 33 (redescription).
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia
    Oceania: Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in montane rainforest, 2 times found in secondary rainforest, 1 times found in montane primary rainforest, 1 times found in Forest, 1 times found in lowland secondary rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times ground forager(s), 1 times ground nest, 1 times soil nest, 2 times loose soil base of stump, 1 times leaf litter foragers, 1 times foragers in leaf litter, 1 times Ex road side vegetation, 1 times treefall gap.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 34 times Malaise trap, 3 times Hg-vapor light, 2 times hand aspirator, 1 times Pan Trap - yellow, 1 times sweeping.

Elevations: collected from 61 - 1600 meters, 578 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1960-10-18 00:00:00.0 and 2009-09-15 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Leptomyrmex flavitarsus: casent0901919

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