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Species: Monomorium sydneyense   Forel, 1902 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Monomorium sydneyense Forel, 1902j PDF: 442 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Heterick, 2001 PDF: 416 (q.m.).
Combination in Monomorium (Mitara): Emery, 1914a PDF: 184.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia, New Zealand
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Australasia bioregion

Distribution Notes:

Napier and Tauranga cities


urban areas


first record in NZ; 2001 (R. Harris pers. comm.)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in native veg., rural environ., 3 times found in Coastal heath near lighthouse, 3 times found in Open forest, 2 times found in Dry sclerophyll, 2 times found in Radiata pine forest, 1 times found in Dune, nocturnal, 1 times found in Rainforest, 1 times found in Euc. savanna, 1 times found in Red soil, Box-pine scrub, 1 times found in Eucalypt, open woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times soil, 3 times sieved litter, 1 times Nest, 1 times under stone near dam, 1 times Tree-trunk, 1 times on trees, 1 times On tree, 1 times On path and lawn, 1 times Litter, 1 times Limestone path, 1 times leafmould, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 12 times Pitfall, 3 times traps, 3 times Berlesate, 3 times direct collection, 1 times ex pantraps, 1 times ex pitfall trap, 1 times Flight intercept trap with trough, 1 times Litter extraction, 1 times pitfall trap, 1 times QM berlesate no. 639, site 7, 1 times beating vegetation, ...

Elevations: collected from 110 - 1760 meters, 652 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1913-04-27 and 2017-01-03

Type specimens: syntype: anic32-015651; syntype of Monomorium sydneyense: casent0908774; syntype of Monomorium fraterculus barretti: casent0913586; syntype of Monomorium sydneyense nigella: casent0904587

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