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Species: Parasyscia imerinensis   Forel, 1891 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Parasyscia imerinensis Forel, 1891c PDF: 138, pl. 3, fig. 12 (q.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype queen. Type-locality: Madagascar: Imérina (Camboué). Type-depository: holotype lost (not in MHNG). Type notes: Brown, 1975 PDF: 65, records that, “The specimen placed as “type” of Parasyscia imerinensis in the Forel collection (MHNG) is actually a specimen of Cerapachys mayri [now Lioponera mayri], and the type queen of the true Parasyscia imerinensis could not be found in the collection”. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 17; Emery, 1911e PDF: 9; Wheeler, 1922: 1005; Brown, 1975 PDF: 23, 65; Bolton, 1995b: 143.
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Distribution:

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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 19 times found in tropical dry forest, 9 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 6 times found in dry wash, 3 times found in urban/garden, 3 times found in gallery forest, 4 times found in Galery forest, 3 times found in dry deciduous forest, 3 times found in spiny forest, 2 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in dry forest, spiny forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 20 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 4 times ground forager(s), 4 times ex rotten log, 1 times ex rotten stick on ground, 1 times ex soil.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 25 times Malaise trap, 17 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 7 times Malaise, 4 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 2 times MW 20 sample transect, 5m, 2 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 50 tube sample transect, 5m, 1 times Flight intercept (flts).

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1670 meters, 318 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1993-01-13 and 2018-02-08

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