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Species: Ochetellus glaber   (Mayr, 1862) 

Classification:
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See Also:

Ochetellus glaber_cf, Ochetellus glaber clarithorax, Ochetellus glaber consimilis, Ochetellus glaber sommeri

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 3 valid subspecies

Hypoclinea glabra Mayr, 1862 PDF: 705 (w.m.) AUSTRALIA (New South Wales). Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Iridomyrmex: Mayr, 1865 PDF: 61.
Combination in Ochetellus: Shattuck, 1992a PDF: 17.
Status as species: Roger, 1863b PDF: 14; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 423; Mayr, 1865 PDF: 61 (redescription); Mayr, 1870b PDF: 958 (in key); Mayr, 1876 PDF: 79 (in key); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 169; Forel, 1895f PDF: 468; André, 1896d PDF: 259 (in key); Emery, 1900: 694; Forel, 1902j PDF: 472; Bingham, 1903 PDF: 299; Wheeler, 1909d PDF: 336, 341; Yano, 1910a PDF: 421; Forel, 1912a: 70; Emery, 1913a PDF: 24; Forel, 1913g PDF: 197; Emery, 1914f PDF: 430; Forel, 1915b PDF: 79; Santschi, 1925f PDF: 88; Karavaiev, 1926d PDF: 437; Wheeler, 1927i PDF: 149; Wheeler, 1928c PDF: 30; Wheeler, 1929h PDF: 62; Wheeler, 1930k PDF: 72; Wheeler, 1935g: 35; Teranishi, 1940: 59; Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 189; Brown, 1958h PDF: 40; Baltazar, 1966 PDF: 263; Wilson & Taylor, 1967b PDF: 103; Azuma, 1977a PDF: 116; Smith, 1979: 1418; Onoyama, 1980a PDF: 199; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 99; Taylor, 1987a PDF: 32, 34; Deyrup et al., 1989 PDF: 99; Wu & Wang, 1992c: 1310; Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 132; Bolton, 1995b: 293; Wu & Wang, 1995a: 124; Tang et al., 1995: 90; Kim & Kim K, 1999 PDF: 18; Deyrup et al., 2000: 300; Zhou, 2001a PDF: 163; Zhang & Zheng, 2002 PDF: 218; Deyrup, 2003 PDF: 45; Imai et al., 2003 PDF: 85; Lin & Wu, 2003: 60; Don, 2007: 166; Terayama, 2009 PDF: 198; Guénard & Dunn, 2012 PDF: 25; Sarnat et al., 2013 PDF: 69; Bharti et al., 2016 PDF: 19; Deyrup, 2017: 174.
Current subspecies: nominal plus O. g. clarithorax, O. g. consimilis, O. g. sommeri.

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Photo by Philip Herbst, 3 April 2016; specimen from 6 Rooikrantz Rd Zandvlei, Cape Town, South Africa

// Distribution

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Reunion, South Africa
    Americas: United States
    Asia: China, Japan
    Oceania: Australia, Hawaii, New Caledonia, New Zealand
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Nearctic, Oceania, Palearctic
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Australasia, Indomalaya bioregions

Distribution Notes:

North Island and Nelson

Biology:

various habitats

Notes:

first record in NZ; 1927 (R. Harris pers. comm.)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in urban garden, 6 times found in mountain forest/garden, 2 times found in Garden, 1 times found in Kaimuki residence, 3 times found in Port of entry, 1 times found in garden flower tubs, 1 times found in Low 1/2 wet forest, 2 times found in Pasture, 1 times found in In dead branch by lake, 1 times found in Remnant native veg. on road verge, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 6 times under stone, 1 times in kitchen, 2 times From marri (E. calophylla), 1 times plant tub, 1 times in soil, 1 times flower pot, 2 times tree-trunk, 2 times On tree-trunk, 1 times On the trail to Mafate's edge, 1 times on Eriobotrya japonica, 1 times nest in hollow pineapple stem, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times pooter, 6 times Pitfall, 4 times Pyrethrum knockdown, 2 times By hand, 1 times at honey bait, 1 times ex root mat, 2 times general collecting, 2 times Pitfall 138, 1 times Aspiration, 1 times wet pits, 1 times Chemical knockdown, ...

Elevations: collected from 3 - 1585 meters, 926 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1955-12-06 and 2016-11-14

Type specimens: syntype of Hypoclinea glabra: casent0915587; syntype of Iridomyrmex itoi: casent0909545; type of Iridomyrmex glaber var. nigrogaster: focol2839



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