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Species: Plectroctena strigosa   Emery, 1899 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Plectroctena mandibularis var. strigosa Emery, 1899d PDF: 469 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: South Africa: Natal (Staudinger & Bang-Haas). Type-depository: MSNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Bolton, 1974c PDF: 332 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 338; Bolton & Brown, 2002 PDF: 14; Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 222.
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Bolton 1974h

Notes:

Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in primary forest, 5 times found in Grassland with scattered trees, open times found in woodland, 2 times found in Savannah, 2 times found in Forest margin - Montane, 1 times found in in unburnt grassland, Commiphora (open) times found in woodland, 1 times found in coastal deciduous forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 10 times Pitfall trap, 2 times Sweeping, 2 times Hand collected, 1 times Rotten animal carcass, 1 times Winkler, 1 times ex pitfall trap, 1 times Human dung trap.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 1600 meters, 386 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1989-10-05 and 2011-06-18

Type specimens: syntype of Plectroctena mandibularis strigosa: casent0903928



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