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Species: Malagidris belti   (Forel, 1895) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Aphaenogaster belti Forel, 1895d PDF: 248 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Moramanga, coll. Sikora; CASENT0101063; MHNG AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Brunella: Forel, 1917 PDF: 234; Wheeler, 1922: 1029; Bolton, 1976 PDF: 362.
Combination in Atopula: Emery, 1915k PDF: 68; Emery, 1924f PDF: 243.
Combination in Aphaenogaster: Bolton, 1982 PDF: 341, 364; Bolton, 1988b PDF: 127.
Combination in Malagidris: Bolton & Fisher, 2014 PDF: 21.
Status as species: Wheeler, 1922: 1029; Emery, 1924f PDF: 243; Bernard, 1948 PDF: 177 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 68; Bolton & Fisher, 2014 PDF: 21 (redescription).
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 26 times found in montane rainforest, 2 times found in rainforest, 4 times found in mixed tropical forest, 2 times found in forest edge, mixed tropical forest, open area, 1 times found in high altitude rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times moss nest, near road, 10 times moss nest near road, 2 times ex rotten log, 2 times on low vegetation, 2 times under moss, live tree, 1 times ex dead branch above ground, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times Malaise trap, 1 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m.

Elevations: collected from 540 - 1343 meters, 976 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1992-11-30 and 2015-02-23

Type specimens: syntype of Aphaenogaster belti: casent0904715, casent0904716; type of Aphaenogaster belti: casent0104608, casent0104609

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